Stay Cool During Summer Activities in Roanoke

August 20, 2015

Summer is usually a hectic time of year for many families in Roanoke. Whether it’s a family reunion, a long vacation or any variety of other outdoor activities, summer not only brings about crazy schedules, but that dreaded Roanoke heat as well.

We know you’ve already handled all of your AC repair and air conditioner service needs long before summer came, so what else can you do to stay cool during those days where you can’t go to an air conditioned oasis? Health Canada has a few pointers: 

  • Stay in air conditioning as much as you can. Of course, outdoor activities make this difficult, but if you are able to take a couple-minute break and take advantage an air conditioned building at a park or a vehicle’s air conditioning, do so.

  • Drink plenty of fluids. Sip on your drink even if you don't feel thirsty, as thirst can be an early warning of dehydration. If you begin noticing muscle cramps, take a breather as it can also be an early indicator of dehydration or another heat-related illness.

  • Take special measures when planning outdoor activities. Any sort of workout or athletic practices should be done earlier or later in the day when the Roanoke temperatures are cooler.

  • Dress to stay cooler in higher temperatures. Light-colored, lightweight and loose-fitting clothing are your best bet.

  • Keep your shower or bath a little cooler than normal. It can help you cool down a tad quicker so you can get back to reveling in your home’s air conditioning.
Spending time outdoors is what summer is all about, but staying safe in the Roanoke heat is a requirement. And when you do finally make it back to air conditioning, make sure you’ve taken care of 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 540-302-8645 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 working at its peak in the Roanoke heat.
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