Summer in Florida is no joke. If the heat doesn’t get to you, the humidity surely will. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to deal with the heat and save money.
Keeping your window blinds shut may be a good way to start. It works even better if you have dark curtains that shut out natural light from entering your apartment. Black colors absorb light best, so black shades are the best way to reduce the heat coming from your window. You can also open doors and windows adjacent from one another to get some of the sea breeze to draft through your home.
If you use ceiling fans, the direction of rotation of the blades of your fan should change occasionally to make sure the fan is blowing cool air. You can change the switch on the head unit of the fan so the direction of rotation can change.
Many people can keep their living space cool but forget to keep their bodies cool. Here are ways to keep yourself cool:
Stay hydrated. Eat food high in water content. Peppermint and many other mints have cooling properties due to their high methanol content.
Take a cold shower or bath to lower your body temperature. You can also dunk your feet in cold water to cool off quickly.
Aloe Gel can be applied to the skin to cool your body temperature.