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While we’re big proponents of utilizing air conditioning, we also know that wanting to save more by using it less is pretty normal for our Gainesville community. Plus, even if you have the AC running, you can still utilize these tips for staying cool! Continue reading to learn more and if you’re in need of air conditioning repair or any other AC service, be sure to contact Buckhalter Heating And Air Conditioning.

Buy Cool, Cotton Sheets

While materials like satin or polyester can feel luxurious, they’re not a great choice for the hot summer months. Instead, choose a natural fabric, like cotton or linen. In the heat, cotton pajamas will also help you stay cool and fall asleep faster. 

Point Fans Outside

If you don’t have AC, don’t keep the windows shut and blow hot air through your home. Instead, point box fans out of the window so they can get hot air out. You can also adjust ceiling fan settings so that the blades turn counter-clockwise, pulling the hot air up instead of just pushing it around the room. You can also try setting up multiple fans around the room to create a cooling cross-breeze.

Store Lotion in the Fridge

If you like to lotion up after a shower, try storing your lotion in the fridge to help keep you cool. Rubbing cool lotion on your hands and feet after a long, hot day is also a great way to relax.

Keep Water Bottles In Freezer

Keeping a couple of frozen plastic water bottles in the freezer is a great way to make sure that you always have a supply of cold water on the go. As the bottle melts in the Gainesville heat, you’ll have a supply of cold water to drink, wherever you are.

Take A Cold Shower

Cold showers aren’t the most comfortable things in the world, but they’re very effective at cooling you off fast! Try to stay in for at least five minutes. You’ll know you’ve been in there long enough when you start getting comfortable.

Stay Hydrated

Dehydration can happen fast in the heat, and staying hydrated is one of the best ways to keep your body temperature down. Drink plenty of water and mix in sports drinks for a source of electrolytes. You should also avoid caffeine and alcohol, as these promote dehydration. 

Eat Cool Foods

Try out some lighter summer recipes like salads or cold sandwiches. It might also be helpful to eat frequent small meals or snacks like yogurt or cold fruit. Try not to use your stove, as it can quickly heat up your house and overheat whoever is doing the cooking!

Buckhalter Heating and Air Conditioning

The best way to keep cool during the summer is to have a well-functioning air conditioner! If you’re in need of air conditioning repair or any other type of air conditioning services, be sure to contact Buckhalter Heating And Air Conditioning in Gainesville. 

Our HVAC company is passionate about creating the perfect indoor temperature year-round. Whether working on a full air conditioning installation or coming in for a small air conditioning repair, you can trust us to get the job done right. Contact our HVAC company for all your air conditioning and heating needs.