8 Tips for Keeping Cool This Summer

May 19, 2016 by Kenmore

When you spend what seems like an eternity stuck in winter, it’s easy to forget that summertime can bring a few stretches of uncomfortable, sticky weather with it’s arrival. So, before you start gearing up for the next Ice Age, here’s a few tips to beat the heat.

Stay Hydrated
Dehydration happens easily during the warmer months, and can disturb your resting temperature, making you a little more heated than normal. Make sure you drink enough water (8 glasses) throughout the day, including a glass of water before bed, as you get the most dehydrated while sleeping. Keep in mind, caffeine and alcohol promote dehydration.

A Quick Shot of Cool
If you’re in need of a quick refresh, start with your pulse points. Apply ice packs or a cold compress to your wrists, neck, elbows, ankles, and behind the knees. Instant relief!

Take a Not-So-Cold Shower
You might imagine a chilly shower would do you good, but tepid or lukewarm water is a better way to cool yourself down. In fact, a shower like this cools 25 times faster than a blast of cold air.

Relocate Houseplants
Moving your indoor plants outdoors can actually help reduce the humidity in your home. Plants produce a lot of unwanted humidity that can make the summer months uncomfortable.

Give the Oven a Break
Avoid adding additional heat to your home and take your culinary skills to the grill. Check out our Grill Buying Guide to see which grill is right for you, and then get inspired with our livemore™ grilling recipes to last you all summer long.

Enjoy a Cold One
To get a water bottle or beverage can cold, faster, wrap a damp paper towel around it and place it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes and you’re good to go. And if you must have your coffee-fix, make it an iced coffee with coffee ice cubes. Simply make a pot of coffee, fill your ice cube tray and once it’s frozen, add it to your chilled coffee for an undiluted treat.

Stock Up on Cotton
Wool and polyester are not your friend during the summer months. Light-colored shirts, pants, dresses, blankets or bed linens made of lightweight cotton are extremely breathable and promote ventilation.

Efficient Fan Use
Position your fans to work with you. Point box fans out of the window so they push hot air out, while also adjusting ceiling fan blades to run counter-clockwise, pulling hot air up and out instead of pushing it around the room.

Get Smart
The easiest solution is also the smartest. The Kenmore AC™ App lets you control your Kenmore Elite® Smart Room Air Conditioner from just about anywhere!* Tailor your temperature settings, save energy and lower utility bills, all via your smart device.

*Remote control and monitoring functionality of Kenmore® Smart products requires a smartphone or tablet, WiFi router with a continuous home Internet connection and the free app. These devices are not included. Supports iPhone® and AndroidTM mobile devices. Phone not included with product.


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