Keeping Cool During Your Summer Outdoor Activities in Provo Published on August 20, 2015 Summer is typically a crazy time of year for many families in Provo. Whether it’s a family reunion, a long-awaited vacation or any number of other fun activities, summer not only brings about busy schedules, but that dreaded Provo heat as well. We know you’ve already taken care of all of your AC repair and air conditioner service needs well in advance of summer, so what else can you do to maintain your cool during those days where you can’t escape to an air conditioned oasis? The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has five suggestions: Stay in an air conditioned area as much as you can. Of course, outdoor activities make this hard, but if you are able to take a couple-minute break and escape to an air conditioned building at a park or a vehicle’s air conditioning, do it. Drink plenty of fluids. Sip on your drink even if you don't consider yourself thirsty, as thirst can be an early indicator of dehydration. If you begin to experience muscle cramping, take a breather as it may also be an early indicator of dehydration or a separate heat-related illness. Take special considerations when planning outdoor activities. Any kind of workout or athletic practices should be completed earlier or later in the day when the Provo temperatures are cooler. Dress to stay cooler in hot temperatures. Light-colored, lightweight and loose-fitting clothing are your best choice. Keep your shower or bath a little more cool than typical. It can help you cool down a tad faster 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 Provo heat is non-negotiable. 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 do not have to worry about it breaking down in the heat of the summer. Give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 801-396-0637 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about potential AC repair or how you can make sure that your air conditioner is operating at its best in the Provo heat.