Published on August 5th, 2020 | by admin0
5 Tips to Keep Your Family Cool This Summer
Having fun in the summer means heading outside to the pool, park, campsite, or get together. But the summer heat can also mean that you and your family can become dehydrated, sunburned, or uncomfortable, and fast. Make sure you and your crew are staying cool this summer so that the fun can last a lot longer.
These five tips will help you avoid excessive heat and all the discomfort (and sometimes cost) that comes with it.
1. Drink a lot of water.
When it’s hot outside, you can get dehydrated much faster. Make it a rule for you and your family to consume a certain amount of water each day to stay hydrated, healthy, and extra cool. Drinking a lot of water is especially important if you’re spending a lot of the day outdoors, swimming, hiking, or exercising. Even if you don’t feel thirsty, keep drinking that water.
2. Invest in your pool area.
Cooling off in a swimming pool is one of the most fun ways to keep cool during the hot summer months. Update your pool area so you and your kids will want to spend more time outside and in the water. Make sure to keep your pool clean and functioning, which takes daily work. Invest in a pool fence, fence cover, or gate so that the space feels more private and sanitary. Add fun decorations that make the outdoor area inviting and peaceful.
3. Avoid using the oven.
When you’re indoors, try to avoid turning on the oven or stove too much. This creates a lot of extra heat that can stay in your home for a long time after you’re done cooking. And, your AC will have to work harder to cool down the house, meaning your utility bill might go up. Instead, try preparing meals that are served cold or can be made in the microwave.
4. Make sure your AC is in top shape.
When was the last time you had your AC repaired? Have you noticed that it’s not cooling the house as well as it once did? You never want to chance it and be in a situation where you’re without AC during the brutally hot summer months.
5. Use fans.
Even if you have an AC in your home, use ceiling or other fans to circulate the air. This can help keep the space cooler while saving you money on the AC bill. Install fans in your outdoor areas as well, including your patio, pool area, or porch.
If you’re going on a hike or to the pool, bring along a portable fan to cool off when you start to sweat in the sun. Fans keep stagnant air moving so that you avoid overheating or becoming too uncomfortable during summer activities.
Staying cool in the summer just takes a little bit of planning, and it’s one of the most important ways to stay safe and healthy. Make sure your family is always staying hydrated by drinking lots of water throughout the day. Invest in making your pool area a place where you and your kids will want to hang out regularly. Try not to prepare food in the oven or on the stove. Get your AC repaired or checked out right away. And remember to take advantage of fans you have, even if the AC is on.
These tips will ensure that you and your family will have the best summer yet.