Living in Birmingham, Alabama, you know that it’s not the temperature that gets you in the summer, it’s the humidity. You get hotter more quickly and sweat buckets. If you’re not careful, the humidity can make you sick. Take a look at different ways to beat the humidity this summer and stay as comfortable as possible in your home.
This is a good rule to follow anytime of the year, but in the summer when the humidity is 100 percent, it’s a requirement. If you’re working out in the yard or taking a quick walk, make sure to drink plenty of water.
Wear Lighter Clothing
Lighter clothes are more popular in the summer, but we mean lighter fabrics rather than colors. There’s a reason seersucker and linen were very popular options back in the day. When the air is moist and hot, heavier clothing traps in the heat, making you feel even hotter.
Eat More Fruits and Vegetables
The summer months are times for light salads and cold drinks. Eating more fruits and vegetables means you don’t have to cook as much, but you’ll also stay hydrated so that the humidity doesn’t wear you down.
Take Cool Showers
After you’ve sweated buckets just walking from your office to your car, a cool shower when you get home sounds good. It’s a nice way to cool off and refresh yourself, and when you get done, that cool feeling will carry over for a while.
Lower the Humidity in Your Home
In the high heat of summer, your air conditioner is probably running most of the time which sends your energy costs skyrocketing. Consider adding a whole-home humidifier. Your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard, and your home will feel even more comfortable.
We can’t do anything about the humidity outside your home, but we can help you deal with it inside. Contact One Source Heating & Cooling today to discuss your options for reducing the humidity in your home. Call us at (205) 509-1929.
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