How to keep your cool on the Gold Coast Over Summer

How to keep your cool on the Gold Coast Over Summer

Summer is typically exceptionally hot in South East Queensland, with the temperatures usually reaching the high 30s, sometimes even 40 plus.

It can be a struggle to beat the heat and it is important to take precautions to ensure you don’t suffer with heat or sunstroke.

In order to make sure that you don’t suffer this summer, you need to turn up your air conditioning.

From Southport to Coolangatta, Gold Coast locals and tourists can follow a few simple steps to keep cool.

Stay indoors

If you can avoid being outside between the hours of 11am and 3pm, you will avoid the hottest part of the day.

Keep the curtains drawn and the air conditioning on, If you don’t have an air conditioner, it’s certainly worth the money to invest in a system.

And they’re not as expensive to run as you might think they are.

Buy cotton linen

Forget the silky or brushed flannel sheets, light Egyptian cotton sheets won’t cause you to wake up in a pool of sweat.

Eat smaller meals

Your body generates metabolic heat to digest food, so believe it or not, eating lightly will help keep your cooler.

Keep hydrated

Sweating can lead to dehydration, which may cause you to feel lethargic, dizzy and nauseated.

Drinking cool glasses of water throughout can help lower your body’s core temperature.

Wear loose, light-coloured clothing

Avoid wearing colours that attract the sun such as dark blues and blacks.

Choose summery shades that are loose to allow airflow.

Minimise physical activity

If you’re feeling the heat, the best thing you can do straight away is to do absolutely nothing.

Physical activity can cause you to feel warmer.

Ice your pulse points

Try putting ice cubes or cold water on your wrists, ankles and feet. This will actively lower the temperature of your blood in these areas, and then circulate around your body, making you feel
cooler.

Keep your moisturiser in the fridge

Not only will keeping your grooming/cosmetic products chilled make them last longer, there’s nothing quite like the refreshing feeling of cold cream on your face (with the exception of sitting in
front of an air conditioner).

If you’re struggling with the heat this summer, our friendly team at Custom Air on the Gold Coast can recommend an air conditioning system to suit your home.

To book a service or repair on your air conditioner contact us on 07 5529 8449 or Contact us via email  

Summer is here and we have prepared an article to help with keeping cool this summer, who can read the article here: Signs Your Air Conditioner needs Replacing 

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