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Keep your cool on even the hottest days

As much as we look forward to summer in Evansville, those beautiful, sunny days can sometimes get a little too hot for comfort. At Post House, we offer residents the option for basement/garage parking, which helps keep your car interior cooler on sunny days. We also have a few tips on how to beat the heat and keep your cool when the thermometer starts to soar.

1. Stay hydrated
One of the most important things you can do to stay cool and healthy even on the hottest days is to make sure you’re drinking enough fluids. Make it easy for yourself by keeping a reusable water bottle full and ready to go. Insulated bottles are great for keeping your cold drinks icy, but if you don’t have one handy, use lots of ice or chill a pitcher of water in the fridge. Don’t love drinking a lot of water? Consider another hydrating option like sports drinks, juice, coconut water, or even nonfat milk! All have been proven to be almost as effectively hydrating as water.

2. Save outdoor activities for early morning or late evening
Summertime brings with it no shortage of great outdoor activities to take part in, but being active during the hottest part of the day can tire you out, dehydrate you, and even lead to heatstroke. Try walking, hiking, or biking before the sun is at full strength, or after it’s started to go down, keeping you more comfortable in cooler temperatures. Reserve the hotter parts of the morning and afternoon for indoor activities instead.

3. Take a swim
There’s nothing more refreshing on a hot day than cooling off with a dip in the pool. Post House’s elevated outdoor pool is the perfect place for an invigorating swim or for relaxing on the tanning shelf, keeping you cool and comfortable while still enjoying the sunshine, even in the dog days of summer.

4. Close the blinds
As much as you might want to let the summer sunshine in, your home will stay much cooler with the shades closed, and your air conditioning will run much more efficiently and effectively if you reduce the temperature it needs to regulate.

5. Keep the oven off
On a hot summer day, the last thing you want to do is prepare a meal over a hot oven! Consider meals that can be cooked quickly on the stovetop or using countertop appliances, or that don’t need to be cooked at all. Now is a great time to get creative with salads, cold soups, cheese and charcuterie boards, or gourmet sandwiches. You don’t have to heat up the kitchen to have a great summer meal.

Looking for a cool place to call home? Check out Post House – we now offer virtual tours. Just give us a call to get the details: (812) 308-4197.