Tips & Tricks

6 Ways to Beat the Heat

With summer in full swing, everyone is looking for ways to stay cool and beat the sweltering heat. From cooling sprays to optimizing your fans, there are plenty of ways that you can stay cool throughout the summer. Here are eight helpful ways to beat the heat this summer!

Drink More Water
It’s always important to stay hydrated all year round, especially in the summer. Because of the summer heat, your body will need more water to stay hydrated. You can easily drink more water by carrying a reusable bottle around to track your progress throughout the day!

Make a DIY Cooling Spray
Having a nice cooling spray around the house to use whenever you are feeling overheated is a perfect way to beat the heat! Brew a pot of peppermint tea and cool it in the fridge. Once it’s cooled, pour it into a spray bottle and mist yourself whenever you’re feeling a little warm. This brew is better than just regular water because the menthol in the tea provides a wonderful cooling feeling.

Optimize Your Fans
Utilizing fans correctly will help you save energy and stay cool through the summer. If you have ceiling fans, make sure to run them counter-clockwise for optimum cooling. As for window fans, face them out rather than in during the night to sleep more comfortably. Facing the window fan out will suck all the warm air out of your room and keep the room cooler for a great night of sleep!

Avoid Using the Oven
Using the oven will produce a lot of unwanted heat in your home that you are trying to keep cool. Try to avoid making any dishes that involve heating up the oven. Instead find recipes to make that rely on other electrical appliances or an outdoor grill!

Drink Chrysanthemum Tea
For a quick and easy way to cool down, drink chrysanthemum tea. Served hot or cold, it is said that chrysanthemum tea helps lower body temperature and also soothes heat rash!

Take a Cool Shower
One of the easiest ways to cool down is to take a nice cold shower. This is a quick way to lower your body temperature and rinse off any sweat!

Say cool all summer long with these easy tips and tricks and make sure to pass them along to all your friends and neighbors! And if you’re looking for a new house to stay cool in check out Judd Builders! We have a lot of wonderful communities in the Pennsylvania region. Have any questions? Feel free to contact us! We’d love to hear from you and answer any of your questions!