3 Ways to Cool Down (Without Using Your AC)

Autumn is right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean it’s time for sweaters and scarves yet. The summer heat can stick around long after we think the worst has passed. Save money on your cooling bill and stay comfortable with these 3 tips!

Go For a Swim

One of the easiest (and most fun!) ways to cool off is to go find some water and splash around. Whether you go to a public pool, your favorite secret watering hole, or you take the home route and set up a sprinkler in the backyard, everyone will have a good time and get to cool off. Since school starts back up again soon and kids will have less free time to play, this could be the great last summer hurrah your family is looking for.

Pro tip: Be sure to look up when your local pool closes—many cite Labor Day as their last weekend open to the public!

Eat a Frozen Treat

When people think of cold foods, they picture chicken breasts with ice crystals on it or ice cream. But if you want to get a little creative with your food, it could help you cool down!

Lighter foods such as spring rolls, chicken salad, and salads will help keep your body’s temperature down and prevent you from feeling overstuffed when it’s time to go back outside to play. If you’re feeling extra creative, try making Gazpacho, smoked salmon pizza, or a shrimp roll!

Pro tip: Summer is a great time of year to try out healthier recipes that may not sound as appetizing once it starts to get cold. Check out this link for inspiration!

Use Your Fans

This tip may be more of a workaround, but it still counts. When using your air conditioner, make sure to use your ceiling or electric standing fans around the house! Using fans helps distribute cool air throughout your home more easily, meaning you’ll feel cooler, quicker!

Pro tip: If you’re serious about cutting back on your air conditioner usage, use cold compresses on heat-sensitive areas of your body and set up a fan to blow directly on or near you. The cool sensation will mirror that of your air conditioner without you having to spend the money turning your unit on!

There are many ways to cool down through the hot months and many reasons to cut back on your AC use, but one reason you should never have is a malfunctioning unit. Don’t rely on any of these methods if your HVAC unit needs repairs—contact our Akron, Ohio HVAC experts at (330) 400-3334 to schedule air conditioner repairs (and don’t forget about your heater pre-season maintenance)!