5 Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

Beat the Heat

Though it’s not technically summer yet, it’s getting hot out there. At Oliver, we know that while the season is all about having fun, it can be hard to stay cool. That’s why we’ve come up with some tips that can help you beat the heat:

1) Cool your veins

On hot days, wrap an ice pack around your wrists or run them under cold water. The chilly temperature will cool down the blood in your veins and you’ll instantly feel better. Repeat every time you’re feeling overheated.

2) Drink water

Drinking cold water on a hot day is like eating hot soup on a cold day. The cold temperature will help cool your body down (and bonus – the colder the water, the more calories your body will burn trying to warm it up!). Drinking water also helps keep you hydrated, which is very important to do when it’s hot outside.

3) Check your air conditioner

When it comes to cooling services, the experts at Oliver know best! Before you blast your air conditioner, give us a call and let us check it. We’ll make sure everything is working properly and that your air filters are clean so that cold air can flow through your home or office as fast as possible.

4) Turn off the lights

Lights give off heat, so instead of using your lamps, open your blinds or curtains and let the sunlight help you out. You can also invest in LED light bulbs or CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps) that aren’t as hot. These bulbs are also energy efficient, so you’ll save money on your electric bills!

5) Eat ice cream

Ice cream, Popsicles, water ice, and other frozen treats can cool you down in a hurry (not to mention they’re delicious). Stock up your freezer when you know there’s a heat wave coming and you’ll make everyone happy.

If all else fails, just jump in a pool or run through a sprinkler – that always works for us!

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