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How to Stay Cool in the Summer: 8 Creative Ways

by VitalStorm Content on June 13, 2018

how to stay cool in the summer

Summer is officially beginning, and with it comes one massive heat wave. While you’re indoors you might not really notice the rising temperatures because your AC is doing its job. But if you spend any time outdoors, you will definitely be feeling the heat.

If you have been wracking your brain for ideas on how to stay cool in the summer, you’re not alone. Blue Flame is here to help! Here are 8 creative ways to beat the heat from our team of professionals.

1. Frozen Fan

This trick works great for enclosed spaces without central AC. Create your very own arctic winds by placing a big bowl full of ice in front of a fan. The air will cool down as it passes over and through the ice, and then it will circulate around the room and lower the temperature.

2. Frozen Towels

Soak hand towels or wash cloths in water, then squeeze them to release excess moisture. Roll them up or lay them flat on a surface in your freezer for a few hours. Once they are frozen solid, use them to cool yourself down from yard work or outdoor activities.

3. Frozen Treats

You won’t notice the sweltering sun so much if you are too busy indulging in your favorite flavor or ice cream or popsicle! For a lower-calorie, higher nutrient snack, freeze some fresh berries.

4. Aloe Vera Plants

With summer time comes sunburns. Not only can the gel from Aloe Vera alleviate pain from a sunburn, the plant itself works as a natural air purifier. Aloe Vera plants draw chemical toxins out of the air and they are not poisonous to pets, so they make great house plants.

5. Water Balloons

Kids complaining about the heat? Send them outside with a package of water balloons and turn on the water hose. It will cool them off and get them to put down their electronics for an afternoon! This is one of our favorite ways to beat the heat.

6. Sprinklers

If you don’t have any water balloons on hand but you still want to send the kids outside to play, use your sprinklers! Have the whole family suit up and splash outside in the yard together.

Check out these online tutorials to help you make your own super misty sprinklers by poking holes in a 2-liter soda bottle or a pool noodle.

7. Local Pool

If you don’t have your own pool in the back yard, that doesn’t mean you can’t still make a splash. Many neighborhoods have community pools, and most YMCA locations have a pool that is open to non-members for a small fee. Local parks sometimes have pools or water features where kids can play.

8. Ice Skating

It’s not just for Christmas time! If you feel like getting out of the house for some activity and exercise but don’t want to melt under the sun, rent a pair of skates at a local ice skating rink.

We hope these creative ideas for how to stay cool in the summer  inspire fun and keep you cool! If you need to schedule any maintenance, repairs, or installation for your AC system, give us a call.

At Blue Flame, we are committed to an exceptional and eco-friendly experience every time you use our heating, air conditioning, and electrical services. Call us at (206) 388-5667 and speak to a member of our team.