Keeping Cool During Your Summer Outdoor Activities in Salt Lake City Published on August 20, 2015 Summer is typically a busy time of year for many folks in Salt Lake City. Whether it’s a family reunion, a long vacation or any host of other fun activities, summer not only brings about busy schedules, but that dreaded Salt Lake City heat as well. We know you’ve already handled all of your AC repair and air conditioner service needs long before summer came, so what else can you do to maintain your cool during those days where you can’t go to an air conditioned oasis? The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a few pointers: Stay in air conditioning as much as you can. Of course, outdoor activities make this hard, but if you are able to take a quick break and utilize an air conditioned building at a park or a vehicle’s air conditioning, do so. Drink plenty of fluids. Sip on your drink even if you don't feel thirsty, as thirst can be an early sign of dehydration. If you begin noticing muscle cramps, take a breather as it may also be an early sign of dehydration or a separate heat-related illness. Take special measures when organizing outdoor activities. Any kind of workout or athletic practices should be completed earlier or later in the day when the Salt Lake City temperatures are lower. Dress to stay cooler in higher temperatures. Light-colored, lightweight and loose-fitting clothing are your best options. Keep your shower or bath a little cooler than typical. It can help you cool down a bit quicker so you can get back to reveling in your home’s air conditioning. Spending time outdoors is what summer is all about, but staying safe in the Salt Lake City heat is non-negotiable. And when you do finally make it back to air conditioning, make sure you’ve taken care of all of your AC repair and air conditioner service needs so you don’t have to worry about it breaking down in the heat of the summer. Give Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 385-399-0280 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 highest level in the Salt Lake City heat.