Staying cool in the hot and humid New Jersey summers can be tough but doesn’t have to be impossible. Our cooling experts have provided some quick and easy tips you can make to significantly cool you down right away. Some of these changes won’t even cost you a dime. Supplement these alternative ways of staying cool with your air conditioning and you’ll be beating the heat in no time.
Keep Windows Covered
Sunlight coming through windows is a main contributor to a hot home. Keeping the windows covered with blinds or shades is a really simple way to stay cool. Also, keeping the windows closed will contribute to a cooler home during hot, humid days.
Open Windows According to Weather
On a crisp summer evening, go ahead and open a window to allow the cool air in. The breeze will keep your house feeling comfortable, however when the temperatures rises make sure the windows are closed and flip the AC switch back to cool.
Drink Plenty of Water!
Drinking a cold glass of water can reduce your body temperature on a hot day. Try rubbing a piece of ice on your wrists, this will lower your body temperature for at least an hour. Staying hydrated is essential to keeping cool. You can even keep a cold cup of water on the night table if you have trouble sleeping because of heat.
Change your Diet
Cool down with some fresh chilled fruits. Have you ever tried freezing fruits like watermelon or bananas? They’re refreshing and nutritious at the same time. Mint is also a great thing to eat to stay cool. Add the aromatic herb in a cold glass of water with some lemon to make it even more refreshing. Mint has menthol, which creates a cooling sensation in your mouth. Keeping this in mind, using lotion with peppermint and menthol in it can also help keep your body cool.
Supplement your fans with your air conditioner to circulate the cool, comfortable air. Ceiling fans and portable oscillating fans are both essential to use on hot summer days (and nights) but just remember to turn them off when you leave the room to save precious energy.
Turn off all Heating Sources
Avoid using your stove or oven on hot days. Running these appliances add a lot of extra heat to your home. Microwaves and outdoor grills are good alternative to stoves and ovens. Switching to fluorescent or LCD light bulbs and turning off all your home’s computers, lamps and TV will all contribute to a cooler home.
Insulate your Home
Keep your home airtight to ensure that all the hot air stays out and your cool air stays in. Home contractors routinely use caulk to weatherize a home. Styrofoam insulation also works very well to keep your home cool. Insulating your home will also keep the cold air out of your home in the winter.
Call Princeton Fuel Oil!
If all else fails and you are still hot during the summer then it may be time to invest in a new air conditioning unit for your home. With Princeton Fuel Oil, staying cool as never been so easy! Princeton Fuel Oil will tailor the right blend of heating and cooling products—giving your home and business ultimate comfort all year long. From heat pumps to thermostats to ventilators and more, turn to the Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, Princeton Fuel Oil for your state-of-the-art HVAC system.