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Keep Cool on July Fourth

Keep Cool on July FourthWith the July Fourth holiday coming up, this is the ideal time to plan for your party. The temperatures in the Yuma area will undoubtedly be hot, so how can you keep yourself and all of your guests cool? Whether guests are indoors or outside, it’s important to ensure that everyone is comfortable.

Cook Outdoors

When you’re coming up with your menu for your July Fourth party, don’t plan on cooking or baking anything in your stove or oven. Doing so will drive up the temperature inside your home, making it stuffy and forcing you to run your air conditioning more. Using your barbecue grill to prepare meats, vegetables and other foods and making dishes indoors that don’t have to be cooked helps keep the interior of your home cooler.

Use Fans

Putting a couple of portable fans outdoors, such as on your patio, will also keep your guests cool on a hot July Fourth. If you don’t have convenient outlets for fans, look for portable fans that run on batteries. To make the air coming off the fans feel even cooler, put some frozen water bottles in front of them. If some of your guests are staying inside, consider putting on your ceiling fans to make rooms feel cooler.

Provide Plenty of Water

Make sure that you and all of your guests have plenty of cold water to drink. Although soda, lemonade and other beverages might seem more refreshing, they typically have a lot of sugar, which can increase the risk of dehydration in the heat.

Schedule HVAC Maintenance

Although many guests might spend the whole time outside, some will head indoors at some point during your party. Having HVAC maintenance done beforehand helps ensure that your air conditioner is in good condition and will be able to run efficiently, which will keep your cooling costs down during the summer holiday.

If your HVAC system needs maintenance or repairs for your July Fourth party, please contact Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. Our HVAC technicians in Yuma can provide you with dependable cooling services this summer.