Thursday, June 11, 2015

Hot Ways to Stay Cool

Looking for creative ways to beat the summer heat? We’ve got a few!  So take a break from the A/C for a while and try one of these new ways to keep cool.

  1. Adjust ceiling fans so they run counter-clockwise pulling hot air up and away!
  2. For a quick cool down play ice packs on pressure points at your wrists, neck, elbows and behind the knees.
  3. Drink a glass of water before bed to make sure you’re well hydrated and comfortable.
  4. Choose cotton clothing and sheets over synthetics.
  5. Keep your blinds and curtains drawn during the day to keep out the warming effects of sunlight.
  6. Take a lukewarm shower before bed – too cold and your body will overcompensate by creating more heat.
  7. Visualize the cool! Close your eyes and think of a wintry, snowy landscape. This mental image will cause a cooling reaction in your body.

If you don’t already own a new home – that may be the best way to stay cool this summer. New homes are more energy efficient and perform better during extreme temperatures. Just another reason to buy new!

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