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Beat the Heat: 5 Tips to Stay Cool in a Heatwave

It’s been hot throughout the entire country, and it’s going to continue this way as we work our way through the summer. If you’ve got a powerful air conditioner that’s in perfect condition, then congratulations! Make sure you get it maintained and enjoy the benefits of having a comfortable home.

But for many customers, this is the season of stress headaches from AC problems. Sometimes, it’s even possible for the air conditioner to break down entirely and cause your home to become extremely hot and uncomfortable.

So, what happens in the worst-case scenario? Don’t panic. Our team will help you with quick and reliable AC repair in Ferndale with a simple call or Book Online anytime! Until we get there, follow our 5 steps to stay cool and calm even when temperatures reach their peak.

Tip #1: Stay Hydrated No Matter What

Human beings require a lot of water in order to function normally on a hot day. We use that water to sweat, which is how we release heat when things are uncomfortable.

If your air conditioner isn’t working and your home starts to heat up, your first trip should be to the kitchen to drink some cold water. Water will help facilitate the sweating process, which will cool you down and keep you level-headed. And, if you plan on doing any exercise on a hot day, make sure you take some water with you or take plenty of breaks to drink water.

Tip #2: Wear Loose-Fitting Clothing

Hot days are just not the time for a sweatshirt or wool pants. They might seem fashionable, and you might have a special event like a wedding or a shower where you’d like to get dressed up, but you’re going to need to rely on breathable, loose-fitting clothing to get you through the day.

If you’re enjoying the day casually, wear shorts, t-shirts, and anything that lets your skin breathe so you can sweat away the excess heat. For those going to formal events, try materials like linen which is naturally light and breathable.

Tip #3: Stay in the Shade and Protect Your Pets

The sun is the largest source of heat on a hot day. This means that, even if you’re spending time outdoors (especially with your furry best friend), you’ll want to make sure you spend some time in the shade resting. Things can quickly heat up in direct sunlight, and dogs specifically can have a hard time releasing heat on a hot day.

Tip #4: Use Your Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans are an excellent way to cool things down on a hot day when your air conditioner isn’t working. While it won’t reduce the temperature of a room, it will make the room feel cooler, which is a big improvement.

Tip #5: Schedule Repairs ASAP

Make sure you get your air conditioner fixed so you can rely on a powerful machine to cool your home! Our team can get things back up and running in no time at all call or Book Online today.

Our team of Home Performance Experts has served the I-5 corridor from Blaine to Marysville, Oak Harbor to Concrete, and the San Juan Islands since 1972 with a mission of Improving Lives™. We look forward to serving you too! Contact Barron Heating and Air Conditioning today for AC repair. 

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