How To Prevent Overheating When Temps RiseJuly 23, 2021 3:22 pm
We are not yet out of the month of July and we have had one of the hottest summers on record here in Connecticut. The rising temperatures will only continue to increase as the years pass by and it is important to understand how you can avoid overheating while still being productive.
Applying some of the following steps to your day to day life during the summer will help keep you, your house, and your car cool.
- Wear the appropriate clothing. If you can wear shorts during the summer months, do that. Avoid any heavy clothing that will keep the hot air in and will not allow your body to breath. Spend some time finding clothes that are lightweight and breathable. This will have a cooling affect on your body all summer long.
- Keep your windows and doors closed during the hottest times of the day. If you do not have central air conditioning, this is a great way to limit the exposure of heat in your home. You may be inclined to open your windows to let fresh air in, but if the air outside is hot and sticky this air will come into your house and make your home even hotter.
- Cover the windshield in your car. You may have seen some people who have blacked out their windshield in the summer months, this is to keep the car from overheating when it is just sitting in the beating sun. This will not cool your car down enough to leave anything valuable in it during the hot summer months, but it will at least make it tolerable when you get in it.
- Drink lots of water. Staying hydrated is one of the best things you can do to combat the summer heat. If you are hydrated your body will stay cool.
It may not be oppressively hot in Connecticut right now, but we still have the month of August and we know another summer blast is on the horizon. Following these steps will help keep you as cool as a cucumber while you enjoy the summer months.