Stay Cool During Summer Activities in La Porte

August 20, 2015

Summer is usually a crazy time of year for many folks in La Porte. Whether it’s a family reunion, a long-awaited vacation or any number of other outdoor activities, summer not only brings about busy schedules, but that dreaded La Porte heat as well.

We know you’ve already taken care of all of your AC repair and air conditioner service needs well in advance of summer, so what else can you do to maintain your cool during those days where you can’t get away to an air conditioned oasis? Health Canada has a few tips: 

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

  • Drink plenty of fluids. Sip on your drink even if you don't consider yourself thirsty, as thirst can be an early sign of dehydration. If you begin to experience muscle cramping, take a few moments to rest as it could also be an early sign of dehydration or a different heat-related illness.

  • Take precautions when scheduling outdoor activities. Any sort of workout or athletic practices should be done earlier or later in the day when the La Porte temperatures are more tolerable.

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

  • Keep your shower or bath a little more cool than usual. It can help you cool down a bit sooner 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 La Porte heat is a requirement. And when you do finally make it back to air conditioning, make sure you’ve covered all of your AC repair and air conditioner service needs so you never have to worry about it not working in the heat of the summer. Give Finch Air Conditioning & Heating a call at 281-407-9478 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 running at its peak in the La Porte heat.
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