Temperatures are getting up there, and come August they’ll be reaching record-breaking heights. It’s probably no secret that you’re now relying on your air conditioner more than ever, so it probably sounds a bit counterintuitive for an HVAC team to write a blog about other ways to stay comfortable and cool. Well, we actually believe that there are more ways you can help your AC keep you cool, and even if your air conditioner breaks down, you should still remain safe and comfortable.
First of all, if your AC runs into any trouble, you can always call our team for air conditioning repair in Berea, OH. We’ll diagnose the issue and fix it quickly so you can get back to your regular schedule.
However, in the meantime, you need to keep yourself and your family comfortable while the fix is performed. Here are a few tips to help you stay cool!
Run Your Fans and Circulate Air
Fans might be a subpar solution to an air conditioning system, but they still work great to circulate air and cool things down for a very low energy consumption rate. Especially if you have ceiling fans, you can depend on those fans to keep your home at least cooler than the outside temperature, as long as you’re in the room where they are.
We recommend using ceiling fans, box fans, and any fans you have to stay cool and to keep air flowing. This breeze is not only comfortable, but it helps evaporate sweat from your body so you can keep from getting overheated or feeling muggy.
Stay Hydrated and Healthy
Water is an incredibly valuable resource when temperatures are hot. It’s valuable every season, but in the summertime it can be especially important to remain hydrated by drinking lots of water.
Water is used by our bodies to vent heat and stay cool. When our bodies get too hot, they sweat by releasing water through our skin to be evaporated. When sweat is evaporated, it releases heat which helps cool us down.
However, if you’re dehydrated, your body will sweat less. You might not even notice the fact that you’re suffering from heat stroke or heat exhaustion when it starts to happen, so we urge all of our customers to drink plenty of water!
Find Other Cool Activities
One of the best summer past-times in this country is going to the movies when it’s exceptionally hot out. Not only are there some pretty great summer blockbusters playing, but movie theaters have two things that keep people cool, comfortable, and happy.
For starters, they’re dark environments where the sunlight isn’t allowed to go. This can be a great break when you feel like you’re starting to get overheated or burnt out from the sun. Also, they have very powerful air conditioning that keeps rooms relatively cool so that people can comfortably watch their movies.
If your AC is broken down and you’re waiting on repairs, that sounds like the perfect time to go on a movie trip with the family!
Call Westland Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing for fast and reliable AC repairs today!