Hot Summer Days Inside: 7 Tips for Parents
Summer is right around the corner, and so are the hot, humid days that come along with it. While these conditions make being outside incredibly uncomfortable, they may also make outdoor activities unsafe.
An increasing amount of air pollution, paired with summer heat, can cause dangerous levels of ground-level ozone. Even low levels of exposure to ozone can cause some serious health problems. Plus, the heat itself can cause hydration, burns and sun allergies.
Therefore, if it’s too hot to safely play outside, you’ll have to spend the day inside. Here are a few ways you can stay cool indoors while you wait for outside temperatures to decrease.
1. Run Ceiling Fans Counterclockwise
If your air conditioning isn’t working or you’re simply trying to save money by turning off your system, running your ceiling fans can help keep your house cool.
Be sure to set yours to spin counterclockwise to create a wind current that moves down and out. This way, the blades will redistribute the cooler air near the floor up to a level where you can feel it cooling you.