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Save the Summer: Great Tips to Survive the Heat Wave

Now you're facing a challenge as a heat wave is sweeping through 27 states across the country! People who are feeling the heat are getting ready for the early summer to feel the surprising heat. You won't give in to the heat, will you, optimistic and brave people? If you're feeling irritated but confused by the nearly 100-degree heat, this cooling plan will cool you off and help you protect your home under a Red Heat Warning.

How to get cooler during the heat wave?

Stay indoors as much as possible

To reduce the impact of the heat wave on you and your family, spend as little time outside as possible. The time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. is the hottest time of the day when the sun's rays are at their strongest.

When you stay indoors, remember to set the air conditioning to the right temperature. To get cooler, people are likely to turn the air conditioner down too low, which is not a good practice to cool down and too low a temperature may lead to discomfort.

Hydrate frequently

High temperatures can take away your body's moisture. To keep your body energized and healthy, hydrate by drinking water and eating fruit when you are resting indoors. Dehydration can cause your body to function less well and you may feel sleepy. To get through this heat challenge, remember to drink water regularly to stay energized.

Outdoor shelters keep you safer

The temperature is cooler after 5 p.m. than it is in the morning and midday, making it the best time for you to get outside. Staying indoors all day can be boring, and proper exercise will put you in a better mood. Please note that do not sit in the garden in the open air, which may give you heatstroke.

patio-umbrella

The best way is to set up a patio umbrella, shade sail, or pop up canopy in your backyard so you and your family can sit under the shelter and enjoy the outdoors without getting heatstroke from the heat.

If you want to eat outdoors, you can set up a dining table in a pop up canopy large enough and set up a fan in it.

Enjoy playing in the water

Swimming or playing in the water is a great way to get summer fun and cool off comfortably. Bored indoors and want to go outside? You're better off staying indoors in the morning and before 4 p.m. and not going outside to challenge the heat for fun.

kids-swimming

When the sun's UV rays become weaker, you can go outside to relax in the pool. Swimming and water fights will give you the pleasure that air conditioning can't and allow you to fully release your energy.

After exercising, you will sleep better at night. To avoid the sun making the water temperature rise, you can set a big shade sail above the pool. this shade sail allows you to swim without your skin being burned by the sun's ultraviolet rays. 

Some tips for keeping your plants alive during a heat wave

Although heat waves pose some challenges to your gardening, there are still ways you can keep your plants growing.

Water in the early morning

The importance of water to our bodies cannot be overstated. Our bodies need water to function properly. Plants, like the human body, need to absorb water to grow healthily. Especially in the summer, the heat can pull water right out of the soil, dehydrating the shallow roots of your plants.

plant-watering

Watering early in the morning will encourage plant roots to take in enough water to combat the heat before it starts.

Spread mulch

Direct sunlight can wreak havoc on plant growth. To combat the challenges that hot weather presents to plants, laying a layer of reflective mulch around plants is the recommended way to go. Straw, black plastic sheeting, licorice clippings, and seaweed can all be included in your list of mulch options. Mulch can make our maintenance work much easier and more efficient.

Shade cloth

A shade cloth is physical protection that temporarily protects the plants in your garden from heat. You can make your shade cloths, such as converting fishing nets into air-permeable shade cloths. However, shade cloths need to be kept ventilated as well as not blocked from the sun, otherwise, the heat will be trapped inside the shade cloth and cause damage to the plants. Choosing and making a shade cloth requires careful consideration, and you can ask a gardening expert for advice if you are not sure your shade cloth will work.

Greenhouse tent brings you help

By moving your exposed plants into a greenhouse tent, you can reduce the damage caused by the heat. But there's more you need to do, such as checking the ventilation in the greenhouse. A scientifically designed greenhouse should have multiple vents to provide good ventilation for your plants. During the summer, the temperature inside the greenhouse is important for plant growth, so don't leave your plants in a hot and stuffy environment.

Especially in hot conditions, it is important to have irrigation and cooling facilities in the greenhouse. The material of the greenhouse tarp should preferably be UV-protected to protect your plants from the damage caused by UV rays.

How to get your vehicle through this challenge?

Many families prefer to park their vehicles in the backyard or front yard. Parking your vehicle in the open is thought to keep it breathable in early summer and it makes it easy to use at all times.

However, during special times of extreme heat, the heat will take a huge toll on your car if you don't take action.

Extreme heat can damage the rubber of your tires. The heat will dry out the rubber and can lead to a blowout.

The car's battery can also be severely affected when the temperature gets high enough. Even when the weather turns cooler later, the battery may not work.

In extreme heat, low coolant levels will destroy your engine. The situation will be worse if the car's radiator is damaged.

Gasoline evaporates faster in a hot car than in a cold one, and if you fail to move your car into the shade even, the car fuel will be consumed quickly.

Check your car often

During this time of the heat wave, you need to check your car every day after the temperature drops. Maybe you usually check your car once a week, but during periods of extreme heat, don't be lazy, you need to perform this check every day. High temperatures can cause significant damage to your vehicle, some of which you won't be able to spot right away, which requires careful inspection. Your careful care will get the car through this challenge.

Put the vehicle in the garage or temporary carport

In addition to the daily routine checks, parking your vehicle in a secure corner can greatly reduce your worries. The garage is undoubtedly one of the safest places to park your vehicle, it is dry and cool, making it the perfect place to park your vehicle.

house-garage

If you don't have a garage, the portable carport is the perfect alternative to a garage. The advantage of choosing a carport is that you have the flexibility to build this temporary garage according to the functional area of your home.

It is best to build the garage in a location that is most convenient for you to check your vehicle as well as wash it.

Conclusion

During the duration of the heat wave, you have a lot to keep an eye on, such as the health of you and your family, the growth of your plants, the maintenance of your car, etc. Take care of yourself and your family, and protect your home during this special time. Most importantly, trust that the heat wave will soon pass and you will have an exciting and happy summer.


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