Summer in Central Indiana is usually no joke. Although the month of May can sometimes be a roller coaster of weather, more than likely, the heat and humidity will be here scorching us before we know it! At Thiele, we know that the best energy-efficient A/Cs operate on minimal electricity to hold utility bills down. But during those dog days of summer, there are some other more creative ways to stay cool. These are great ways to keep you and your family comfortable as well as giving your cooling system a little break!
- Exercise first thing in the morning. If you love getting outdoors in the nice weather to enjoy nature while getting a good workout, try to get your running in before the heat sets in. “You know it’s going to be a hot day when you take your first step outside and feel the heat before the sun is above the horizon,” according to Ace Fitness. Read more: https://www.acefitness.org/blog/6013/7-ways-to-stay-cool-this-summer
- Swap your sheets.
Switch out those flannel sheets from winter and swap to some cool cotton. Cotton breathes easier and will help to keep your body cooler. And another plus, it’s a great way to freshen up your bedroom’s decor! Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/08/03/ways-to-cool-your-home_n_5516182.html
- Take an icy foot bath. While it may sound drastic, dipping your toes in freeing cold water is a sure way to cool your body down quickly. According to Money Talks News, you should “Fill a bowl with cool water, and dip your little piggies right in. Add some ice if you’re brave, but don’t overdo it.” Find out more: https://www.moneytalksnews.com/5-strange-ways-stay-cool-the-summer/
- Plant trees strategically. For the outside of your home, try planting deciduous trees on the east and west sides of your home. Their broad leaves will do a great job shading your house in the summer, but the bare branches in winter will allow the sun to shine in to warm it. More from Good Housekeeping: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/a25785/cool-without-air-conditioning/
5. Eliminate Heat Sources. Did you know that unplugging chargers when not in use can help to eliminate drawing additional heat into your home? Unplugging these phantom energy sources can also help you become more energy efficient. Find more heat sources you may not have thought about from Bob Vila: https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/7-tricks-for-keeping-cool-without-ac-48955/eliminate-heat-sources
If all else fails, there’s always ice cream, right?
Still not feeling cool? Thiele has 134 years experience in heating and cooling in Central Indiana, so let us keep your family comfortable while you enjoy the pleasure of your home. Call us at 317-639-1111 for your home’s year-round comfort.