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Time for a Summer Cool Down: Simple Ways to Stay Cool

All winter long, especially this past winter with the Polar Vortex, we dreamt of days filled with sunshine. As we trudged out to scrape off our car again, we imagined wearing shorts and flip and flops. When we ran out of salt for our driveways, we couldn’t wait for the days of sprinklers. Now that summer is here, we don’t want to be ungrateful, but sometimes it can be just a little bit too hot. Here at FLAME, we don’t blame you for wanting to be comfortable. In fact, making you comfortable is our first priority. That is why we came up with some ways for you to beat the heat and still have fun this summer.

Barbecues

Barbecues are a great way to have fun with friends and keep the heat out of your house. Cooking outside will keep your home cooler, so when the sun gets too hot at your bbq, you can escape to a cool retreat indoors.

Pools

Whether you have a pool, have access to a community pool, or have finally decided to make friends with those neighbors across the street with a pool, finding a way to spend some time in the water is a surefire way to cool off and spend time with the family. Even if you don’t love to swim, just taking a quick dip in the pool and allowing the water to naturally dry off of you will help you feel cooler.

Ice

You scream, I scream, we all scream for Ice cream! Eating something cool such as ice cream or popsicles, is a delicious and simple way to turn down the heat. Also, adding extra ice to drinks or simply sucking on ice cubes can help make you feel a bit cooler.

Basement

When all else fails, heading inside can be the best protection from the sun. Since heat rises, the basement will be the coolest section of your home this summer. Try organizing a movie or game night in your basement for some cool summer fun.

Another important aspect of staying cool this summer is ensuring you have an efficient and properly maintained air conditioner. To not waste energy while the air conditioner is running, remember to keep doors and windows closed as much as possible. If you are interested in learning more, please contact FLAME!

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