We are now in the dog days of summer and you know what that means – it’s really hot out there! What steps can you take to stay cool? Here are a few that will definitely help:
Call an HVAC Technician
The general rule is that you should have your HVAC equipment serviced once per year. Not only will this prolong its lifespan, it will ensure the system’s effiiciency – which will keep you cooler without costing a fortune.
Install a Misting System
If you’re planning on having a few summer parties throughout the season, you definitely want to keep your family and guests cool. A misting system will be a welcome addition to any party.
Consider a Zoned System
Forcing your air conditioner to cool your entire home even when only a room or two is occupied is an incredibly inefficient way to stay comfortable. A zoned system will allow you to focus your cooling efforts in specific areas while saving you money.
Fans Are Your Friends
Floor and desktop fans are a great way to stay cool during the dog days of summer. Portable units are perfect, because you can take them to whichever room you’re in. And, like with other tips on this list, you’ll save money when using fans instead of your air conditioning system.
During the summer, it’s easy for your body to become depleted of water, which can keep you dangerously hot and dehyrated. The standard recommendation is to drink eight 8-ounce glasses each day, but during the summer season, you should be drinking even more.
Wear Breathable Fabrics
Heavy or dark-colored clothing will cause your temperature to rise. Going outside in clothes made from breathable fabrics such as light cotton, linen, rayon, and synthetic blends will help keep you cool.
For more expert advice on staying cool during the dog days of summer, or if you have any other home comfort issues, be sure to contact the professionals of Beyer Boys. We serve the HVAC needs of San Antonio and the surrounding area with more than 40 years of combined experience.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater San Antonio, Texas area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).