Keeping Cool During Your Summer Outdoor Activities in Salt Lake City Published on August 20, 2015 Summer is normally a busy time of year for many folks in Salt Lake City. Whether it’s a family reunion, a long vacation or any number of other fun activities, summer not only brings about crazy schedules, but that dreaded Salt Lake City heat as well. We know you’ve already taken care of all of your AC repair and air conditioner service needs long before summer came, so what else can you do to keep cool during those days where you can’t escape to an air conditioned oasis? The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a few suggestions: Stay in air conditioned places as much as you can. Of course, outdoor activities make this tough, but if you are able to take a couple-minute break and escape to an air conditioned building at a park or a vehicle’s air conditioning, do so. Drink plenty of fluids. Sip on your drink even if you don't think thirsty, as thirst can be an early warning of dehydration. If you begin noticing muscle cramps, take a few moments to rest as it can also be an early sign of dehydration or a separate heat-related illness. Take special considerations when planning outdoor activities. Any sort of workout or athletic practices should be held earlier or later in the day when the Salt Lake City temperatures are lower. Dress to stay cooler in hot temperatures. Light-colored, lightweight and loose-fitting clothing are your best bet. Keep your shower or bath a little colder than typical. It can help you cool down a little sooner so you can get back to basking in your home’s air conditioning. Spending time outdoors is what summer is all about, but staying safe in the Salt Lake City heat is a requirement. And when you do finally make it back to air conditioning, make sure you’ve covered all of your AC repair and air conditioner service needs so you never have to worry about it going out in the heat of the summer. Give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 801-871-8425 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about potential AC repair or how you can ensure that your air conditioner is operating at its highest level in the Salt Lake City heat.