Staying Cool In A Scalding Summer

 

With every year that passes, summers become ever hotter as global temperatures continue to rise. In some countries temperatures can rise to over 40⁰C – on a good day! In order to combat hot temperatures and stay cool, here are some suggestions that you can follow:

Darkened Surroundings

Sitting in a darkened room definitely helps with the heat situation. Hire a car glass repair Joondalup crew to come and do all the glass surfaces in your house that lets in direct sunlight. There is a reason why vehicles have darkened glass; the interior needs to be kept at a certain temperature for the vehicle to function at maximum efficiency. Similarly, no one inside the building will be able to concentrate once the temperatures rise above a certain level, so darkening the windows is a good idea.

Cool Car

Temperatures can be so hot sometimes that even an air conditioned car is hot. One way to make sure that you have a cool (literally) ride is to ensure that your glass is fully operational. Call best windscreen repairs and have them change the glass to modern UV cut standards if your vehicle is more than 5 years old. The intensity of solar rays have changed a lot over the last few years and older vehicles lose the ability to withstand the harmful UV rays as it gets older. Making sure that the car is only heated by surrounding heat and not directly affected by sunlight can help keep the air conditioning working at full capacity.

Water, Water Everywhere

Children love mist fountains in the sun because the cool water feels great on their hot skin but the truth is that you need just as much water inside as out. The more water you drink, the more you will sweat and quicker your body will cool down because sweat is the body’s way of releasing heat and working to match its inner temperatures to what’s going on outside. While sweat may be icky, it is generally not a good idea to wash it off every few minutes. Leave some on your skin so that when the moisture cools, it cools the skin with it.

Fight the Glare

Interestingly, heat can also be in our heads, which is why weather anchors declare both the real and felt temperature. One way in which you can trick your body into believing that it is cooler than it really is, is by wearing strong sunglasses. The darker it is the better. When the eye no longer has to fight to adjust to the glare, it sends a signal to the brain, ultimately making us feel cooler than it really is. You will still feel the heat, but you may not feel the burn as much.