One thing to expect out of Arizona this summer is the hot temperatures of summer. Currently this week the weather will be around 108 degrees and hitting a high of 112. If never lived in Arizona or any state with similar temperatures, then you might not be accustomed to such heat. We understand the dangers of hot weather and what it can do to the body, that’s we put together a list of ways to cool down this summer and beat the heat!
Do it yourself AC
If you don’t h ave central air or any AC units set-up in your apartment, trying using some of these alternatives to help bring the heat down. What you will need is a fan, a swallow dish of cold water and ice cubes. By creating your own AC, you can blow air across water that will evaporate and draw the heat out of the air. Set it up somewhere you will be sitting or sleeping so you can get the most out of it. Then occasionally swap out the water when it gets warm or isn’t as cold anymore. This way you can constantly keep cold air circulating in the room.
You biggest fans won’t be cheering you on or asking for an autograph, but will be cooling you down when your skin starts to sweat. If you don’t have any fans in your apartment, I suggest you invest in some for they are cost-efficient and can help with the heat. Some people get very lucky and have ceiling fans setup in their property, if you are not one of those of people, you can invest in regular square shaped twin bladed fan that is large enough to cover you window or buy the remote controlled ones that come with their own integrated AC system which will only blow out cold air.
If you don’t have any curtains on your windows, now is the time to do so. This will not only add some style and beauty to your home, but also prevent the hot daylight that comes in. The darker the color of the curtain, the better. For it helps keep the hot sun out of the room and makes it cooler for longer periods of time.
Tips and Tricks
- In hot climates, plant shade trees around the house. Don’t plant trees on the South if you want to benefit from passive solar heating in the winter.
- Drink lots of water, this will lower your body’s temperature and cool you down quickly
- Turn off unnecessary heat-producing devices
- Use the microwave instead of conventional cooking
- wash and dry clothes when the day is cooler
- skip the dishwasher’s dry cycle
- set thermostat to 78
- Seal cracks and openings to prevent warm air from leaking into your home.
- wear hot weather friendly clothing
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