10 Tips To Stay Cool During The 2021 Summer Heat
While summertime is hot, this year has been brutal. With temperatures exceeding 100 degrees across the nation, it has become imperative to stay cool. Many people across the US don’t have air conditioning and aren’t equipped for this weather. Even in the South where air conditioning is more common, temperatures inside and out still continue to rise when electricity and AC can’t keep up. With temperatures so high across the US, heat exhaustion is more common. When this happens, dehydration and overheating can cause plenty of problems that should be addressed immediately. If you’re wanting to keep cool this summer, here are 10 tips you can use to stay cool.
When the temperatures soar, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and drinks filled with electrolytes, such as Gatorade.
Use a Fan
Even if you don’t have air conditioning, you can still use a fan to stay cool. Whether it’s a large fan set up in your home or a smaller handheld fan with a misting feature you have with you while outside, this can make life easier.
Install Retractable Awning
Should you have a patio you want to use more during the summer, install a retractable awning. Able to cool an area by up to 20 degrees, this can give you much-needed shade that will allow you to enjoy a meal, read a book, or simply take a nap.
Use an Ice Vest
Yes, you can get an ice vest to wear during the summer. Popular with many athletes, this body-hugging garment fits under your clothes, keeps your body temperature regulated, and prevents dehydration.
Use Zip Shades
Once you install zip shades on the outside of your home, you’ll have protection against the sun’s rays, keep the inside of your home cooler, and even be able to operate the shades via remote control or through an app on your smartphone.
Don’t Use Your Stove
When the weather is scorching outside, using your kitchen stove will only increase your misery. Instead, opt to eat lighter meals such as salads and sandwiches. Should you want something cooked, fire up the grill on your patio that’s being cooled by your retractable awning.
Purchase Rolling Shutters
For the ultimate inside shade, purchase Rollac rolling shutters and have them installed on your home. Available in many styles that easily adapt to various types of homes, they will provide security, protect you and your furniture from UV rays, and keep your living area much cooler.
Use Lighter Sheets
In summer, try using lighter cotton sheets on your bed. Since these are more breathable than other types of sheets, you’ll sweat less, even if you have no AC.
Try Spicy Foods
If you aren’t in the mood for a salad, instead try spicy foods. Popular in many warmer countries, the initial rush of heat you’ll experience will make you sweat, which will help to cool you off naturally.
Take A Trip To The Pool
Finally, whether it’s a trip to your backyard, or down the street to a community center, taking a swim can help you cool off quickly. The water will help cool your body down, while also helping to distract you from the sun. Be sure to wear lots of sunscreen and hydrate while you’re outside, and of course have plenty of fun!
By keeping these tips in mind, you can stay cool through the summer heat wave while barely breaking a sweat. Rollac makes products with quality in mind, and our representatives are always available to answer any questions you may have. Call us today to learn more about how we can keep you cool this summer.