Here’s How to Stay Cool and Healthy Indoors
Did you know that most dangerous heat exposures occur in the indoor home environment? Here are some ideas for keeping your home cool this summer!
- Use ceiling fans and portable fans next to open windows to bring in cooler air from outside.
- Use electric fans to provide comfort when the temperature is below 95°F.
- Open windows to allow your home to receive natural ventilation.
- Use drapes, shades, roller shades or awnings to cover any windows that receive morning or afternoon sun.
- Use reflective coating or film on windows to reduce solar heat in your home.
- Use weather stripping to ensure that cool air stays inside.
Reports predict that a hot summer is more likely than a cool one this year, especially in the Northeast and Southwest and along the Atlantic Seaboard and Gulf Coast.
Outdoor temperatures may be high, but indoor temperatures can get even higher! Without air conditioning, indoor temperatures can get dangerously high. EPA has information on how to keep your home cool and healthy during the summer months.
Learn more about how to stay cool and healthy in warm months by following #KeepCool and #HeatHealth on Twitter and Facebook.