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5 More Easy Tips & Tricks To Stay Cool This Summer In Charleston

5 More Easy Tips & Tricks To Stay Cool This Summer In Charleston

We’re right in the thick of our annual steamy season here in the Lowcountry with both temperatures and humidity levels rising to peak levels this week.

In an earlier post we reviewed 5 great ways to beat the heat, and to help you out even more, here are 5 additional tips and tricks to stay cool this summer in the Lowcountry.

1. Go With Cotton

Stay away from polyester, silk or anything other than cotton. It’s lightweight and breathes much better than other fabrics. This goes for bedding too, so you can stay cool while you sleep as well.

2. Stay Loose

Loose clothing helps keep air flow over your skin, allowing your body’s natural cooling mechanism, sweating, to work more effectively.

3. Use Ice Packs Effectively

Using ice packs to cool down your body is great, but use them around your pulse points like your neck, wrists, elbows and ankles to cool down even faster.

4. Chill Out In The Shower

There are several benefits to taking cold showers, but doing so during the hottest months is a great way to bring down your body’s core temperature quickly and rinse the excess sweat off.

5. Keep Humidity Levels Down In Your Home

Last week, we went through a list of ways to keep the humidity levels down in your home, but in many cases it’s because your air conditioner may be over-sized. This causes your system to “short-cycle” and thus stop working before all of the humidity leaves your living areas.

As always, make sure to keep up with the maintenance on your home’s air conditioner; this ensures you’ll be able to escape the sweltering temps outside just by stepping indoors.

If you have any questions about your HVAC system or additional tips you’d like to share, feel free to contact us today; we’d be glad to help.

Marshall Gay
Marshall Gay
Marshall Gay is the founder and owner of Carolina Climate Control. With over 15 years experience in the HVAC industry, he’s committed to providing better, more affordable HVAC services for Charleston and the Lowcountry.
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