Tips to keep cool 

Crossposted from DES Express 

With temperatures already forecast to be above normal this week, keep these tips in mind to stay cool: 

  • Keep window blinds or curtains closed when outdoor temperatures skyrocket. This reduces indoor temps and reduces the strain on the HVAC equipment. 
  • Keep windows and doors closed in locations with HVAC. 
  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! 
  • The county recommends against using indoor fans, as they can create “hot zones” in other places in the building and can create a fire hazard. Please don’t block or manipulate air vents or returns. 
  • Dress in layers to manage varying temperatures. 
  • The County standard for building temperature range is 70-74 degrees. 
  • Minimize extended time outside. 

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