With temperatures getting to triple digits at the beginning of Summer, we can only expect that it will get worse. Although having an Air conditioning unit can come be handy, your bill at the end of the month can be a nightmare. There are tips to keep your HVAC unit running smoothly, we wrote an article on it last month, click here to read more. But we though that it would be helpful to share some tips that you can use to stay cool during the summer without using you A/C.
1. Make a mister out of your fan.
By placing a cup or bowl filled with ice cubes in front of your fan, you can create your own mister. As the ice melts, your fan will pick up the cool water and lightly spray it. It will also encourage cool air to be circulated, instead of the warm air.
2. Open in the morning and close in the evening.
California summers tend to heat up quickly, but if you time it out well you can create your own air-conditioned house. In the morning, open your windows, your doors and curtains while it is still cold. Once temperatures start to rise, close EVERYTHING, yes even your bathroom doors. The idea is to keep the cool air in the house.
3. Point fans out and count-clockwise.
Fans do much more than just circulate warm air. If you point your fans out an opened window, you can expel the warm air from the room. Turn your ceiling fans counter-clockwise to push air up and into your vents rather than on you.
4. Drape cloths on your wrist and neck.
Although your go to spot to place a cool cloth may be your forehead, you have a better chance of cooling off by placing it on your neck or wrists. Typically, your body can cool faster where your veins are most prominent. So, your neck, wrists, the back of your knees, and ankles are all great points, see more.
5. Use cotton sheets.
Sleeping can feel nearly impossible in the summer time. Sleeping with cotton sheets can help you hot nights a bit cooler. Cotton is a breathable fiber that allows an air circulation, unlike silk or other fibers that may seem cooler.
We want you to stay cool this summer, so please be safe and drink a lot of water and stay in cool places. Here at New Pipes Inc. we manage commercial HVAC units, providing maintenance, repairs and installations. We understand that during summer it can be a difficult time when you’re A/C unit goes out, so we provide quick expert services. Schedule your free inspection with us.