Stay Cool During Summer Activities in Fort Myers

August 20, 2015

Summer is normally a busy time of year for many folks in Fort Myers. Whether it’s a family reunion, a long-awaited vacation or any host of other exciting activities, summer not only brings about busy schedules, but that dreaded Fort Myers heat as well.

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

  • Stay in air conditioned places as much as you can. Of course, outdoor activities make this difficult, but if you are able to take a quick break and escape to 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 consider yourself thirsty, as thirst can be an early indicator of dehydration. If you begin having muscle cramps, take a breather as it can also be an early indicator of dehydration or another heat-related illness.

  • Take precautions when planning outdoor activities. Any sort of workout or athletic practices should be held earlier or later in the day when the Fort Myers temperatures are lower.

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

  • Keep your shower or bath a little cooler than typical. It can help you cool down a little faster so you can get back to basking in your home’s air conditioning.
Spending time outdoors is what summer is all about, but staying safe in the Fort Myers heat is a must. And when you do finally make it back to air conditioning, make sure you’ve handled 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 239-908-6991 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about potential AC repair or how you can make certain that your air conditioner is working at its peak in the Fort Myers heat.
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