Block the Sun
Blocking the sun means cover your windows! Insulating Cellular Shades, room darkening cellular shades are the way to go. While the cellular design traps heat inside the cell, the darkening material blocks light. A great brand to purchase are Bali cellular shades, available in our online store.
Give your AC a Checkup
Once summer rolls around, most people should get their units checked. Electricity will go right out the window if the air ducts aren’t clean or if there are leaks. Avoid throwing your money away and have them checked before it gets hot and the AC has to work overtime.
Close it Down
Once the AC is running, be sure to close doors, windows and the sometimes forgotten fireplace damper. When it is hotter than 78 degrees outside this will make a big difference.
Use your Fan
While circulating air helps to feel more comfortable it also helps to cool down a room quicker. Fans are inexpensive to run and don’t cost a lot of energy. A fan will be helpful to have it indoors one or two degrees warmer and yet feel comfortable with the air blowing.
Why not have a little water squirter around? When the temperatures are through the roof, a little water mist in the face and neck while running the AC and fans will definitely help to feel cooler.
Great ways to keep cool is by wearing the new synthetic fabrics designed to make you feel less sticky when sweaty. These materials aren’t just for the workout buff anymore. When wearing cotton, go for loose fitting clothes in light colors.
Chuck your Shoes
When possible, take off your shoes and socks. Hot feet will make you all together more uncomfortable. Taking off shows and feeling cool tile underneath your feet will make a big difference in cooling down.
Eat light, drink lots
A heavy meal that needs to be digested will add to the discomfort of feeling hot. Eating a light summer salad and drinking lots of water, while more healthy, will also help to keep you cooled down.
For now… enjoy the rest of the summer!!