Florida’s summers can take a toll, causing you to feel like someone tossed you in a humid oven. Here are some things you can do to keep cool that won’t wound your wallet.
Close Up Your House in the Morning
Dark curtains can block out the sun and help keep your home’s interior cool. If you have blinds instead of curtains, angle the blinds upward so that direct sunlight doesn’t sneak into your home.
Put More than Food in Your Refrigerator
Does the stifling heat make it hard for you to sleep at night? Put your sheets in the freezer for 30 minutes before you say goodnight.
You can also put your lotions and creams in the fridge; they’ll make for a refreshing part of your daily beauty routine.
Need a cold drink fast? Wrap a wet paper towel around your lukewarm drink and put it in the fridge for 15 minutes; it’ll be icy-cold and extra delicious when you take it out. However, you should try to avoid drinks with a lot of caffeine or alcohol because they can cause dehydration.
Use Your Ceiling Fan to Your Advantage
Set the fan to rotate counter-clockwise so it will push the air downward and create a breeze.
Get Your AC Serviced and Use a Programmable Thermostat
Air conditioning is essential for hot Florida days, but if your unit isn’t operating correctly, it can cost you some major bucks. Be sure to get it serviced annually so it stays in top shape.
A programmable thermostat will help you make sure your AC isn’t running when no one is around. Set it for cooler temperatures when you are home and active, but turn it up a tad when you are lazing around or when you’re not at home.
Ready to say sayonara to being too hot? Call Climatic Conditioning Co., Inc. today at 941-444-5399 to get your AC serviced or ask about replacing your current unit with one that is cheaper to operate.
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