Summer is normally a hectic time of year for many people in Austin. Whether it’s a family reunion, an extended vacation or any variety of other outdoor activities, summer not only brings about busy schedules, but that dreaded Austin heat as well.
We know you’ve already handled all of your AC repair and air conditioner service needs way before summer arrived, so what else can you do to keep cool during those days where you can’t escape to an air conditioned oasis? Health Canada has a couple pointers:
Spending time outdoors is what summer is all about, but staying safe in the Austin heat is non-negotiable. And when you do finally make it back to air conditioning, make sure you’ve handled all of your AC repair and air conditioner service needs so you never have to worry about it breaking down in the heat of the summer. Give Strand Brothers Service Experts a call at 512-596-1257 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about potential AC repair or how you can ensure that your air conditioner is operating at its peak in the Austin heat.
- Stay in an air conditioned area as much as you can. Of course, outdoor activities make this difficult, but if you are able to take a short break and escape to an air conditioned building at a park or a vehicle’s air conditioning, take advantage of it.
- Drink plenty of fluids. Sip on your drink even if you don't think thirsty, as thirst can be an early indicator of dehydration. If you begin noticing muscle cramps, take a few moments to rest as it may also be an early warning of dehydration or another heat-related illness.
- Take special considerations when organizing outdoor activities. Any sort of workout or athletic practices should be completed earlier or later in the day when the Austin temperatures are more tolerable.
- Dress to stay cooler in hot temperatures. Light-colored, lightweight and loose-fitting clothing are your best choice.
- Keep your shower or bath a little cooler than typical. It can help you cool down a little sooner so you can get back to basking in your home’s air conditioning.