The prospect of approaching summer in the UAE is never pleasant. Some days are so hot that it’s impossible to stay outside for longer than a few minutes.
And if you are someone whose job involves constant traveling be it on foot or personal conveyance you must take care of yourself.
Heat Stroke can lead to alteration in sweating, nausea and vomiting, flushed skin, rapid breathing, racing heart rate, and headache.
While you can’t carry an air conditioner or fan with you wherever you go, some tips will help you beat the heat and stay cool.
Read on to discover some proven tips for coping with the ferocious Middle East’s summer season.
1. Put on Light, Loose Clothes
You might be thinking “I’m in the corporate world, how can I wear shorts while going to the office?”
The thing is, wearing light and lose clothing doesn’t mean you should wear short clothes but choose light colours as they are poor absorbers of heat.
Also, loose-fitting clothing helps in beating the summer heat. Cropped wide-leg pants, loose shirts, oversize blouses, and dresses with room to breathe should be your go-to dressing in the summer season.
2. Keep the Windows & Doors Opened
How many windows do you have in your house? One, two, or maybe more? Keep those open in the summer so the air can circulate in your home, reducing the amount of indoor air pollution your family is breathing in.
And apart from the main door, keep all the doors wide open during the daytime. The air coming in from windows will travel to other rooms that may not have a window, keeping the overall temperature of the house in control.
Particularly during the night hours, if there’s enough pleasant breeze blowing outside you won’t have to turn on the AC. Won’t you want to save a few bucks against the electricity bill? Or your AC might have some problems, for that you can contact Handyman services for professional work
3. Drink Plenty of Liquid, Stay Hydrated
This is one of the basics for dealing with the summer heat. And remember, there’s no alternative way of staying hydrated than drinking water. A human body needs at least 8-10 glasses of water daily in summers, you should aim for 12.
Carry a bottle of water with you wherever you go. If your job involves a lot of traveling, keep gulping down a glass of water after every hour or two. You can also drink fresh juices of fruits and vegetables.
The key is to stay hydrated no matter what happens and where you are.
4. Point Your Fan Out of the Window
Now that’s a tough ask: it’s too hot out there, you return home from work and are asked to point the fan’s face out of the window rather than straight in your face.
Would you do that? No, if you want instant pleasure. And yes, if you are ready to delay the instant pleasure for better air.
Scientifically speaking, if you aim the fan at yourself, it won’t cool the room down. But if you aim it out of the window, it’ll blow hot air out of the room and replace it with cold air from outside.
That’s how the change in temperatures occurs. Particularly during the night hours, if you can’t afford an AC, this trick will keep your room cool enough to have a deep sleep.
5. Wash the Roof
Many people would tip you to wash your roof frequently in summer if you want to have less heat at home throughout the whole season. Don’t worry, you don’t need any chemical detergent but plane water would suffice.
Particularly when you are living on the first floor of a villa, you will feel a greater impact compared to the ground floor. That’s because a dirty roof absorbs and transfers more heat than a clean one.
The heat then goes into your home through the attic and there’s no way you can beat it without a high-quality air conditioner. If you want to avoid those jaw-dropping and eye-popping energy bills, wash your roof frequently in summer.
6. Get an AC/Have it Serviced If You Have One
Now then, buying an air conditioner feels like a costly investment in your house. But the reality is, if you don’t take care of your body or don’t get a deep sleep every night due to constant sweating and unbearably heat, there’ll be consequences.
You won’t be able to concentrate on your work; you’ll always be low on energy and feel lethargic; and you will get tired after small chores. There’s a reason why everybody talks about the Middle East’s summer and why it’s so difficult to bear.
So getting an air conditioner is a must. If you already have one but it’s not working, find a reliable AC repair Dubai service. Get your air conditioner repaired/serviced before the peak of the summer.
While there are tons of ways to stay cool in summer, getting a high-quality fan or AC is your best choice. This is the only way you will get permanent and 100% relief from the heat.