Early summer is a time to plan to stay cool and comfortable as the temperature rises. After the colder spring months, the warmth and humidity of early summer can catch us off guard. In this blog, we’ll discuss several doable strategies to battle the heat and enjoy the season safely, both inside and outside.

Understanding Early Summer Heat

We may find early summer especially challenging since our bodies are still getting used to the warmer weather. Compared to later in the season, when we’ve had time to acclimate, the heat can feel more oppressive now. This is why it is so important to be proactive in maintaining composure and preventing heat-related illnesses. Below are a few pointers that can help you beat the heat.

  1. Remain Hydrated: To stay hydrated, sip lots of water throughout the day. Avoid alcohol and sugar-filled beverages, as these might exacerbate dehydration.
  2. Dress Lightly: Choose loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in light hues to help reflect heat and sunshine away from your body.
  3. Seek Shade: To relax and cool off outside, look for places with shade. Try to stay out of direct sunlight exposure during the peak hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  4. Use Fans and Air Conditioning: If you have access to either, use fans or air conditioning to circulate air and cool the interior of your home. Have your air conditioning system serviced to confirm that it is prepared for summer. We can help ensure your AC unit is functioning well without being overworked.
  5. Cool Showers or Baths: A cool shower or bath can rapidly relieve the heat and lower your body temperature.
  6. Limit Physical Activity: Avoid strenuous activity during the hottest part of the day. Exercise and outdoor tasks are best done in the morning or later in the evening
  7. Eat Lighter: Choose salads and fruits high in water content for lighter, more refreshing meals. Eating a large meal might raise your body temperature.
  8. Remain Informed: Attention to local heat advisories and weather forecasts. Be ready to modify your plans in light of the anticipated circumstances.

Why Early Summer Cooling Matters

If we’re not careful, the early summer heat might catch us off guard and cause heat exhaustion or heatstroke. But you can guarantee a safer and more pleasurable start to the summer by heeding this advice. Do a maintenance check to prepare your house for the heat. Before the hottest day of the year, find out if your air conditioning system requires repair. For a hassle-free inspection, get in touch with us right now.