Ways to Stay Cool on a Budget
Summertime is indeed the best time to go for a swim, eat some ice cream, and most importantly: find ways to beat the heat. Sure, you might have a central air conditioner in your home or office — but that can certainly make your energy bill soar to new heights! If you’re looking for some energy-saving solutions to keep cool this summer, then here are some essential tips to keep in mind:
Open the Windows
Sure, the dry heat of Nevada might not be pleasant at all times — but when a desert breeze happens to pick up speed, then it would be the perfect time to open the windows in your home. Of course, it’s best to do this during a crisp day, since it will not only help keep your space fresh, but it will also circulate the air, which will maintain positive indoor air quality (farewell, indoor allergens).
One of the best ways to open the windows in your home, or office, is to find a room where windows are placed directly across from each other, on opposite sides of the space. This will not only bring that beautiful breeze indoors, but it will give your room the best cross-ventilation you could ever imagine possible.
Pro Tip: make sure the windows you open, during the day, have screens on them — since you don’t want any “little guests” entering unannounced!
Turn the Ceiling Fan On
Another great way to keep cool for less is to keep your ceiling fan on. Believe it or not, this essential detail in your home will not only help circulate the air around, but it will take any cold air from your air conditioner and spread it around quickly and comfortably. Of course, there are two different settings on a ceiling fan — and one of them will help you stay cool.
When you’re looking for a cold, circulating breeze, then it’s essential to set your fan to a counterclockwise direction. This will not only take the cold air and bring it downward, but it will keep the room as cool as can be! Of course, if you do opt to keep your air conditioner on — then the ceiling fan will help the house maintain a comfortable temperature all-day long!
Drink Plenty of Water
Of course, you’re not going to trek to the desert on the hottest days of summer — but your home or office might feel like you’re already there. Remain calm, because there is one surefire way to stabilize your body temperature: drinking plenty of water!
When you opt to stay hydrated, not only will this be beneficial for your body as a whole, but it will keep you cool on the most grueling of summer days in Las Vegas.
If you’re looking to stay hydrated, then the best solution is to purchase a reusable water bottle that’s over 8 ounces. This will be the most significant way of staying cool and being hydrated. Since it’s recommended that you should drink at least eight, eight-ounce cups of water per day, a large reusable water bottle will be the perfect way to make this task as simple as can be!
Go for a Swim
In need of an immediate solution to stay cool? Why not go for a swim! Here in Las Vegas, we’re quite lucky when it comes to pools since many hotels will have these aquatic features that are open 24/7 — but nine out of ten times, you’ll have to be a guest to enter the pool area in general.
If you don’t have a friend in town staying on the strip, then it’s best to find a community pool. Not only will swimming lower your body temperature — but it will also be an excellent source of exercise, too!
Of course, if you can’t find a pool (or find one that’s too crowded), then taking a cold shower will do the trick! Indeed, this will be quite uncomfortable, at first — but it is the most refreshing way to beat the heat. Additionally, taking a cold shower is hugely beneficial for your hair and skin, since the excessive heat can dry out both of these features within minutes.
When you’re trying to stay cool, and your AC unit isn’t functioning, then it’s time to give Climate Control Experts Air, Heating & Plumbing a call. Contact us today at (702) 710-7910 to schedule your AC repair, tune-up, a Duct Test and Seal service, or a diagnostic service if you aren’t quite sure what’s wrong with your unit.