Staying Cool this Summer
Most Old Oak apartments provide central air or A/C units to provide relief as the temperature rises. However, if you are without, often your apartment can become uncomfortable or unbearable. There are always simple things you can do to help maintain a pleasant environment in your home! Here are some tips to help cool you off this summer.
- Place fans at opposite ends of apartment to create cross breeze
- Open windows at night, and place a fan in the window to allow the cool breeze
- Keep blinds closed
- Leave doors inside open to allow air to flow
- Try using microwave more often for cooking rather than oven/stove
- Always make sure you use your bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans to draw out any excess steam
- Place bowl of salted ice in front of a fan for DIY air conditioning
- Try unplugging electronics when not in use
- Use light, cotton sheets on bed
- Keep your lights off as much as possible
- If you have a window AC unit, make sure you move furniture away from it to allow the cool air to move away from it
- To cool off quickly, place ice packs on your pulse points, like wrists or neck, or take a cool shower
- Hanging a wet sheet in front of an open window will help to cool down the room.
The City of London also provides many great options to help cool us off. The Community Centers serve as cooling centres during heat alerts and are available for residents to enjoy a respite in the air conditioned public areas of the community centre. Water is also available at cooling centres. Visit https://www.london.ca/residents/Recreation/announcements/Pages/Cooling-Centres.aspx for locations.
The city also offers 11 outdoor pools, 11 wading pools and 14 spray pads. Visit https://www.london.ca/residents/Recreation/Aquatics/Pages/Outdoor-Pools.aspx for locations.
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