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Tips to Beat the Heat

Summer means ice-cold drinks, fun in the sun, and splashing in the water – what could be better?

If you’re having a hard time enjoying the sun because of the sweltering temperatures, we’ve got you covered.

  • Replace your AC air filter – a clean filter helps your AC operate as efficiently as possible.
  • Ice your feet – your feet are very sensitive to temperature, if your feet are cold, the rest of your body is more likely to feel cooler as well.
  • Fire up the grill – keep the heat outside by avoiding using the oven or stove which can heat up your home quickly. You’ll also save on energy costs, so it’s a win-win!
  • Eat water-rich food – Watermelon, cucumbers, and cantaloupes are easy to digest, cool, and help keep you hydrated, which makes them the perfect summer food!
  • Use your ceiling fans and make sure your ceiling fan blades to run counter-clockwise, pushing air down. Often, there’s a switch on the side of the fan that determines which direction the blades will rotate.
  • Utilize light-colored bed sheets made of lightweight cotton, which will be breathable and promote ventilation and airflow in the bedroom.
  • Invest in a few box fans and face them toward windows or sliding doors so they push the hot air out.
  • Stay properly hydrated throughout the day and right before you go to bed – tossing, turning, and sweating at night can cause dehydration.

Have your own suggestions on how to stay cool this summer? Leave them in the comments below.

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