Hello, Tampa Bay residents!

Summer is in full swing, and the scorching sun has us all yearning for a splash in the pool or a dive into the ocean. But what about those moments when we’re not frolicking in the water and we’re trying to keep our cool indoors? Fear not! Your friendly neighbourhood electrical experts at Positricity have got your back. Here are five electrifying (see what we did there?) tips to help you stay chill and refreshed even in the peak of the Florida heat.

Ceiling Fans: The Unsung Heroes of the Summer

Turn to the Left: One of the most under-utilised tools in our homes is the humble ceiling fan. But did you know there’s a special trick? Make sure your fan is rotating counterclockwise during the summer. This pushes the cool air downwards, creating a gentle and cooling breeze. If you don’t have a ceiling fan yet, maybe it’s time to call in the experts at Positricity for a quick and hassle-free installation!

Keep It Dark, Keep It Cool

Block the Rays: Those golden sun rays may look beautiful streaming in through your window, but they’re also the reason your living room feels like a sauna. Keep blinds or curtains drawn during the peak hours of sunlight. If you’re feeling fancy, invest in blackout curtains. They’ll not only help reduce the heat, but they’ll give you that movie theater ambiance for weekend film marathons.

Gadgets to the Rescue: Smart Thermostats

Tech Up: If you’re a fan of tech gadgets, consider installing a smart thermostat. These nifty devices learn your daily routine and adjust the temperature accordingly, ensuring you’re always walking into a cool home. Plus, they save energy, which means you’re also saving money! (Cha-ching! )

Keep Those Appliances at Bay!

Cook Smart: We all love a good home-cooked meal, but using the oven or stove during the day can unnecessarily heat up your home. So, why not opt for a summer BBQ outdoors, or experiment with no-cook recipes? If you absolutely must cook, do it during the cooler parts of the day, like early morning or late evening. And remember to unplug any unnecessary electronics – they generate heat too!

Plant a Green Barrier

Nature’s AC: Plants are nature’s way of providing shade and cooler temperatures. If you have a yard or even a balcony, consider planting some shade trees or tall shrubs. They not only add aesthetic appeal to your home but also shield it from the direct onslaught of the sun. And if you’re limited on space, indoor plants can also help purify the air and slightly reduce indoor temperatures.

Bonus Tip: Hydration Station! Always keep a bottle of water with you. Staying hydrated is essential during these hot months, and it helps your body cool down naturally.

In the midst of all the fun, we know that electrical challenges can arise, especially with everyone cranking up their ACs. Remember, Positricity is always here to brighten up (or cool down) your day! If you need any assistance, whether it’s setting up a new fan, tackling electrical issues, or installing that smart thermostat, our team is just a call away.

Stay cool, Tampa! And may your summer be filled with laughter, memories, and, most importantly, refreshing breeziness!