Beat the Heat! 10 Tips for Staying Cool This Summer

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Happy Summer, San Diego! At Airmaxx, we are bona fide lovers of all things summer and we LOVE the heat. However, we are also the Experts of Cool and we know that in Southern California things can get pretty sweaty. For your relief, we have published a list of the best ways to stay cool in the summer. All of our solutions are meant to be easy, fun ways to cool off and stay safe this summer. Add your own in the comments!

  • Chill Out, Literally!
    The sun might be sweltering, but your body can and should regulate its own temperatures. Working up a reasonable amount of sweat will help your body to cool down. However, be careful not to overexert! When we get high heat index warnings, it might be better to stay inside and enjoy the AC!
  • Cozy Up to Cotton Sheets
    Silk and other fabrics can trap heat! Instead, choose cotton to stay cool while sleeping.
  • ‘Treat Yo Self’
    Make some DIY cool summer treats. Real Simple put out a phenomenal set of “Homemade Popsicles” recipes that will keep you cool as a cucumber, or a raspberry, or a peach…
  • Make a DIY Water Blob
    Have you seen these? Whether you’re a first-time homeowner who wants to party with your friends or parents looking for cool summer ideas for kids, a DIY Water Blob is exactly what you need. The instructions on this site are super easy to follow!
  • Take a Dip
    If you’re ready for more full-on contact with the water, don’t forget the obvious option – head to your local pool (or crash a friend’s), take the fam to the lake for the day, or if you’re in sunny San Diego like us, the beach can’t be beat! You can cool off this summer by dipping in the water any time!
  • Enjoy a Cool Cruise
    Hop in the car, roll down all of the windows (or run the air conditioning), and turn up your favorite tunes! We LOVE this set of perfect playlists for cruising.
  • Get Cookin’…
    …outside that is. Don’t heat the whole house by using the oven or stovetop. We love a good cookout here at Airmaxx Heating & Air Conditioning. If you’re ready to perfect your burgers and dogs this year, check out these Grilling Recipes from Bon Appetit!
  • Hydrate!
    Drink enough water. We can’t stress this enough. A body that is hydrated can regulate its own temperatures, not unlike your air conditioner.

  • Limit Your Sun
    A sunburn is the quickest way to ruin your summer fun! Be sure to take precautions with SPF but remember – time in the shade is necessary, too! Too much sun can harm your eyes and dry you out, even with SPF! Sometimes, it’s better to take a day off and enjoy the indoors!

  • Staycation
    Sometimes, let’s face it, the summer just gets too dang hot! On those days, stay at home, grab some movies, and enjoy your top performing, energy efficient air conditioner guilt-free. Does you need an AC tuneup? Contact Airmaxx to invite one of our expert HVAC contractors in San Diego or El Cajon to your home for a quick fix!


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