Debunking Common Cooling Myths, in This Heat Wave!

Hey there, Goshen! It’s July, and boy, is it a scorcher out there! With temperatures hitting the 90s and possibly even higher, we’re in for a historic heat wave.

At Mechanical Man, we want to make sure you’re staying cool and comfortable. But first, let’s clear up some common cooling myths that might be making your life harder during this sweltering summer.

Myth #1: Keep those windows open for a breeze

You might think throwing open all your windows and doors is the way to go, but hold your horses! Keeping your windows and doors closed during a heat wave is actually the smarter move. Why? Well, when it’s hotter outside than inside, opening up your house is like inviting all that hot air to come on in and make itself at home. Keep everything closed, and you’ll help your AC work more efficiently.

Myth #2: Cold showers are the best way to cool down

Taking an ice-cold shower might sound like a great idea when you’re sweating buckets, but it’s not as helpful as you might think. A super cold shower only provides temporary relief, and the shock to your system can actually be dangerous. Instead, go for a lukewarm shower. It’ll help remove heat from your skin more effectively and won’t cause any pain!

Myth #3: Drinking hot drinks will make you hotter

This one’s a bit tricky. Believe it or not, sipping on a hot drink might actually help cool you down in some situations. It can make you sweat more, which helps cool your body. But here’s the catch – this only works if you’re in a dry environment where that sweat can evaporate easily. If it’s humid, stick to cool drinks to stay hydrated.

Now that we’ve busted these myths, here are a few tried-and-true tips to keep cool:

  • Close your curtains: Keep the sun’s rays out during the day to prevent your home from heating up.
  • Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty.
  • Use your AC wisely: Set it to a comfortable temperature and let it do its job without overworking it.

Remember, if your AC is struggling to keep up with this heat wave, it might be time for a check-up. At Mechanical Man, we’re always here to help keep you cool. Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you need any assistance with your air conditioning system. Stay cool, Goshen!

Have any questions, or problems with your AC? Contact us online or give us a call at (574) 301-5748.

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