Stay Cool During Summer Activities in Albany

August 20, 2015

Summer is typically a hectic time of year for many people in Albany. Whether it’s a family reunion, a long-awaited vacation or any variety of other fun activities, summer not only brings about busy schedules, but that dreaded Albany 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 keep cool during those days where you can’t go to an air conditioned oasis? Health Canada has a couple tips: 

  • Stay in air conditioning as much as you can. Of course, outdoor activities make this tough, but if you are able to take a short 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 few moments to rest as it could also be an early warning of dehydration or a separate 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 Albany temperatures are cooler.

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

  • Keep your shower or bath a little colder than usual. It can help you cool down a bit 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 Albany heat is a must. 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 don’t have to worry about it going out in the heat of the summer. Give Roland J. Down Service Experts a call at 518-417-2938 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about potential AC repair or how you can make sure that your air conditioner is operating at its best in the Albany heat.
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