As the official end of summer draws near, we begin to look forward to cooler weather. However, there is still a ways to go. With temperatures still hovering in the high 80’s to low 90’s, we understand that you want to do everything in your power to keep cool. Here are some tips on how to do so!
Don’t Delay AC Repairs
When you got your AC maintained before this summer hit, were you made aware of any pending repair needs? If so, hopefully you scheduled them right away and have nothing to worry about.
However, with how hard our cooling systems have been working these past couple weeks—and will continue to work, it’s important that you schedule the right air conditioning services in Cottonwood Heights, UT if your system hasn’t been tended to as it should. This will lower your risk of a system breakdown, and the risk of being stuck without a functional way to cool off during these scorching weeks.
Eat Right and Hydrate
Our team cares very much about our customers, and while we’ll always be at the ready with HVAC tips, we’re also advocates of helping you keep comfortable no matter what. And that’s why our next tip is to eat right! When you stick to a lighter fare—fruits, veggies, salads—it can actually go a long way in helping you feel more comfortable when temperatures rise.
The same can be said for hydrating. Water is always going to be your best bet. Remember, caffeinated beverages and alcohol can actually raise your body temperature—great news for wintertime but for now, probably not something you want to do!
Wear the Right Clothing
It probably doesn’t take an expert to tell you to ditch the long pants, long sleeved shirts, and sweaters if you want to stay cool in the summertime. But staying cool and comfortable is about more than sleeve length. Consider option for natural fibers like cotton and linen. These fabrics breathe much better than synthetics, and will help you keep cooler indoors. We also recommend wearing lighter colors that won’t absorb the heat outdoors like dark colors do.
This means when you come inside you may not feel as large of a need to crank your AC. And actually, this isn’t very efficient anyway—setting your thermostat as low as it will go does not cool off your home any faster than leaving it at a steady 75-78 degrees.
Take a Dip!
Do you ever get jealous of those west-coasters who have the beach at their disposal? That’s of course an excellent benefit for them—however we have access to public water sources in our area too. Check with your specific area for more details, but this is absolutely something to consider taking advantage of. To get even cooler, check out for local indoor ice arenas!
Whether you’d like to schedule your next HVAC maintenance appointment, or get more tips on the best ways to stay cool—and to see why our customers keep saying “I Love My Design Comfort!” contact us today.