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