Summertime is upon us, which means we’ve got a plethora of heatwaves, humidity, and everything else that comes with it. Your air conditioner is the first line of defense against those scorching hot temperatures, but it should by no means be your only method of staying cool and calm. Think about it this way, even if you run your AC all day, you still won’t feel good if you’re not staying hydrated and you’re not balancing the comfort of your home.
Today, we’d like to dedicate a blog post to a few tried and tested methods for staying cool during a heatwave. Feel free to print this blog post out, write it down, or pin it as a checklist on your fridge for the kids to read! Just make sure you call our team for any air conditioning service in Bozeman, MT, so we can help you right away.
You probably hear this a lot, but your body needs a lot of water when it’s hot outside. All of the sweat that makes you uncomfortable on a hot day is actually part of the process by which your body releases heat. It uses water by means of sweat to evaporate and cool your body. However, if you’re dehydrated, it can be hard to cool down and your body might begin to overheat.
We recommend people make some yummy refreshments to stay hydrated, like lemonade or putting fresh garden vegetables or fruits into your water so it can be packed with flavor, while still being a healthy thing to drink!
Run Your Ceiling and Box Fans
Ceiling fans are a great tool for when things are too hot. They help reduce the temperature in a room by a few degrees with only minimal electricity required. They also help evaporate the sweat on your body, so you’ll feel more comfortable even if it’s still really hot out.
Try and play around with the setup of your fans to see if you can find the right setup to cool down.
Take Breaks From Sunlight
Sunlight is where most of the heat on a hot day comes from. If you think of the sun as a heat lamp, then anywhere with direct access to sunlight is going to heat up very quickly. That’s why we urge homeowners to take shelter in the shady areas of their homes and use curtains or shades to block out the sun.
If your air conditioner is broken down, or you’re waiting on the help of a professional, this is an important tip to keep your home cool while you wait for support.
Pay Attention to Your Thermostat
Did you know that your thermostat should never be set to more than 20° below the outdoor temperature? This is what we call the temperature differential, and your AC just can’t reasonably cool things down below this point. Even if you set your thermostat 30° below the outside temperature, your system will just work harder and consume more energy for a very minimal difference.
Call Ambient Air Solutions for more tips to stay cool this summer. Simplifying Heating & Cooling!