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Summer’s on its way, and it’s promising to be a warm one. Last year broke the record for the global temperature and heatwaves became common in many countries around the world – this consideration is set to continue even if the temperatures are not guaranteed to rise so high. Either way, you’re likely to be warm, perhaps incredibly warm.

For this reason, preparing in advance now we have some springtime left to plan for can be worthwhile. A little investment here, a bit of maintenance there, restructuring our wardrobe a little bit, all of this can have impressive effects and will no doubt help you feel like you can manage some of this intensive heat. 

Some day-to-day plans may change a little as the daylight hours grow. For instance, taking a walk at 6am is no longer an unpopular proposal, because now the morning sun is up, it can actually feel quite pleasant to be in that environment. In this post, we’ll discuss a few other habits you may wish to get into:

Managing Your Air Conditioning 

It’s good to make sure you’re managing your air conditioning properly – because you’ll really know about it if a heatwave comes through and you have no respite. It might be that upgrading your unit with a renewed air conditioning installation is your best way forward. After all, there’s no reason to go into an incredibly hot period with a unit on its last legs, and making sure your environment is properly catered to can make your summer so much easier to deal with.

Committing To Home Repairs

It’s important to commit to home repairs as and when you can, such as making sure your overhead shelters are fixed, stabilizing your gazebo, setting up windbreakers if possible, and in general attending to jobs that you won’t want to do when you’re sweaty and lethargic because of the direct sunlight. Even something as simple as having your windows cleaned can bring them back to a baseline worthwhile condition and as the dust accumulates over summer, you can have them cleaned again. An appropriate measure like this can make a massive difference going forward, in all the best ways.

Set Up Air Purifiers/Fans

It’s good to set up a few air purifiers or fans within your home just so you can keep the air properly filtered and moving throughout your home. This might enable you to keep a cool breeze going within the space, but it will certainly help the home feel more breathable, and for draughts to avoid the heat from feeling overly uncomfortable. This can also be worthwhile in an environment such as sitting on your outside porch, where shelter from the sweltering heat may not be entirely enough. Just make sure to keep your air purifiers inside, and change their filters when necessary.

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With this advice, you’re certain to prepare for the intensity of summer in the best possible light. Remember that this might not just be a comfort issue, but a health issue, too.                 

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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