There’s still a few more weeks left of summer, which means that those high-temperature heat waves aren’t showing any signs of slowing down. While it can be enjoyable to have some fun in the sun, it’s important for your health and safety to keep cool during periods of high temperatures, especially inside the home. Staying cool in the summer is especially important for children and seniors, who are more vulnerable to sun damage and heat stroke. Here are a few summer cool-down tips you can try at home from the team at R.J. Wiley.

Try Cotton

While silk or satin sheets and pyjamas may be the height of opulence, these fabrics don’t breathe well in warm weather. Sleeping with these materials on your body or in your bed can lead to some sweaty, sticky, and altogether uncomfortable summer nights. Choose a light cotton fabric for your pyjamas and sheets during the summer. Cotton is a breathable fabric, allowing for ventilation and promoting the circulation of air flow so you can get a good night’s sleep even in the hottest conditions.

Use Your Freezer

During hot summer days, your freezer is your best friend. While it may not provide a permanent solution to do the heat, you can use your freezer to provide yourself with temporary relief from the blazing sun. For example, stick your sheets, pillows and blankets into the freezer a few minutes before you go to bed to help cool you down as you fall asleep. You can also fill up a hot water bottle and stick it in the freezer to create a make-shift ice pack to cool your down after spending time in the sun.

Heat stroke, fatigue, sunburn, dizziness and nausea are all symptoms over over-heating. In the summer, it’s important to remember to keep yourself cool, even within the comfort of your own home. The best way to ensure that you stay cool and comfortable this summer is by having a well-functioning air conditioner installed in your home. The expert technicians at R.J. Wiley provide professional installation of some of the industry’s top air conditioner brands, as well as maintenance and repair services should you experience any problems with your AC unit. Contact us today for more information about our air conditioner installation, repair and maintenance services and beat the heat with R.J. Wiley!