Keeping Cool During Your Summer Outdoor Activities in Kitchener Published on August 20, 2015 Summer is normally a busy time of year for many folks in Kitchener. Whether it’s a family reunion, a long-awaited vacation or any host of other fun activities, summer not only brings about full schedules, but that dreaded Kitchener heat as well. We know you’ve already taken care of all of your AC repair and air conditioner service needs well in advance of summer, so what else can you do to keep cool during those days where you can’t get away to an air conditioned oasis? Health Canada has five pointers: Stay in an air conditioned area as much as you can. Of course, outdoor activities make this hard, but if you are able to take a short break and utilize an air conditioned building at a park or a vehicle’s air conditioning, take advantage of it.Drink plenty of fluids. Sip on your drink even if you don't consider yourself thirsty, as thirst can be an early indicator of dehydration. If you begin to experience muscle cramping, take a few moments to rest as it could also be an early indicator of dehydration or a separate heat-related illness.Take special considerations when organizing outdoor activities. Any sort of workout or athletic practices should be done earlier or later in the day when the Kitchener temperatures are cooler.Dress to stay cooler in high temperatures. Light-colored, lightweight and loose-fitting clothing are your best choice.Keep your shower or bath a little colder than typical. It can help you cool down a tad 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 Kitchener 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 do not have to worry about it not working in the heat of the summer. Give Hammond Plumbing & Heating a call at 519-894-3222 or set up an appointment online if you have any questions about potential AC repair or how you can make sure that your air conditioner is running at its best in the Kitchener heat.