Stay Cool During Summer Activities in Tulsa

August 20, 2015

Summer is typically a crazy time of year for many folks in Tulsa. Whether it’s a family reunion, an extended vacation or any variety of other outdoor activities, summer not only brings about crazy schedules, but that dreaded Tulsa heat as well.

We know you’ve already taken care of all of your AC repair and air conditioner service needs way before summer arrived, so what else can you do to keep cool during those days where you can’t go to an air conditioned oasis? Health Canada has five pointers: 

  • Stay in air conditioned places as much as you can. Of course, outdoor activities make this tough, but if you are able to take a couple-minute break and utilize an air conditioned building at a park or a vehicle’s air conditioning, take advantage of it.

  • Drink plenty of fluids. Sip on your drink even if you don't consider yourself thirsty, as thirst can be an early warning of dehydration. If you begin having muscle cramps, take a few moments to rest as it may also be an early warning of dehydration or another heat-related illness.

  • Take special considerations when organizing outdoor activities. Any type of workout or athletic practices should be held earlier or later in the day when the Tulsa temperatures are lower.

  • Dress to stay cooler in higher temperatures. Light-colored, lightweight and loose-fitting clothing are your best choice.

  • Keep your shower or bath a little more cool than usual. It can help you cool down a bit sooner so you can get back to basking in your home’s air conditioning.
Spending time outdoors is what summer is all about, but staying safe in the Tulsa heat is a must. And when you do finally make it back to air conditioning, make sure you’ve handled all of your AC repair and air conditioner service needs so you never have to worry about it breaking down in the heat of the summer. Give Jack Nelson Service Experts a call at 918-212-8927 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about potential AC repair or how you can make certain that your air conditioner is operating at its peak in the Tulsa heat.
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