With this summer predicted to be the hottest in centuries, many may be wondering how to cool down.
With the current global pandemic factored in, and many people being made redundant or furloughed, the summer is set to be tense, to say the least. Summer can understandably be a time of tension, with many people not dealing with heat very well, and soaring temperatures and anxiety sky-high.
Whether you choose more conventional methods, or to have a little fun, be sure to check out this complete guide on how to cool down in the summer heat.
Install a new air conditioning unit
In the last century, air conditioning units have become all the rage. If maintained properly and cleaned frequently, they can last many years, and be a great relief if you live in a hot climate, or a cold one in the middle of a boiling summer.
Finding the right air conditioning unit can be tricky. Thankfully, the professionals of www.coolearth.com.sg specialize in compiling lists of the best air conditioners on the market. The air conditioning unit you choose to buy should reflect your needs and your budget. You can find very expensive high-specification units that can keep your house like an ice cooler, or you can go for more conventional, lower-specification models that are equally as effective — just with fewer benefits and cool additions.
If you wish to be more environmentally friendly, try out a solar air conditioning unit. Obviously, if you live in a climate where an air conditioner is necessary, you will get a lot of sunlight, and thereby be in a perfect position to run a solar-powered air conditioning unit.
Using an air conditioner can be a great relief in the summer heat, and when purchased effectively, can be very economical.
If you are more inclined towards suffering from heatstroke or heat rash during the hotter summer months, it is seriously recommended that you make the purchase and score yourself one. A fan will often just circulate hot air and make your life a misery, where you believe you are being cooled down but are actually warming yourself up even more.
Install a swimming pool in your backyard
If you have room and live in a hot climate, a swimming pool can be a great addition to your home.
For many who have the (mis)fortune — depending on how you look at it, — of living in a hot climate, a pool can be a great relief from the torturous burn of scorching summer sun. With temperatures even higher during the summer months, a pool can be a fantastic way to idle away the days, keep yourself cool, and even network and meet neighbors you didn’t even know existed.
A swimming pool is not as expensive as you might think, and you can pick one up, or rather have one brought to you, for a few thousand dollars.
If you do not have room nor money for a full-sized beneath ground swimming pool, then you could consider having an above ground pool in your garden to keep your children and family members cool. Above-ground swimming pools come in all manner of sizes and specifications and can be purchased very cheaply. You can even get tiny ones that are virtually no bigger than a jacuzzi!
Have a family water fight
Tension can run high when temperatures do. If you find yourself growing angry or being quick to rage during the summer months, you may snap at your family and be mean. If this is the case, then consider a water fight.
It is a fun family activity that will not only keep you cool and ease tension, but help mend any broken bonds from arguments or help solidify your family unit during times of strain. Water fights are a lot of fun, and many children will remember them as being the high point of the summer. You can pick up water guns and balloons from your local supermarket and can get stuck in straight away. All you need is running water and access to a mains supply, and your entire family can have a great day — even the neighbors, too!
If you are going to employ contractors to come into your home and make repairs or install swimming pools, be sure to only hire scrupulous and well-respected ones who have good reviews on online trade sites. Having a cowboy builder can cause irreparable damage to your yard, and will undoubtedly ruin the summer.