Summer is the season of barbecues, pool parties, fireworks, and doing everything in your power to avoid sweating immediately following a shower. The hotter it gets, the more it becomes like Mission Impossible to enjoy yourself and stay cool.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could have everything that comes with summer except the sweltering heat? Being that there is no immunity to the dog days of summer, you should continue reading to get some tips to help you and your family keep your cool when temperatures are anything but.

Stay hydrated.


What’s your water intake like during the summer? Surely, you’re familiar with the so-called rule of thumb that you should drink eight cups of water a day, but that’s not truly necessary for everyone. While you might not need to gulp down half a gallon of water every day, if there’s a time to do it, summer is it!

It wouldn’t be fair to mention the summer and staying hydrated without mentioning that summer is also the season of frozen treats. It’s the perfect time to indulge in a countertop ice maker so you always have plenty of cubes ready for everything from keeping your beverages ice cold for backyard barbecues to daiquiris with your friends.

Schedule professional air duct cleaning before each summer.


There are few things more frustrating to the human psyche than inescapable heat—it makes it feel as if everything, even the slightest gesture, is an affront. You need to make sure your HVAC system is roaring and ready to go when the summer arrives.

HVAC professionals go beyond putting coolant in your AC system—they also provide professional air duct cleaning services. Ducts that are full of contaminants compromise the air quality of your home and can lead to allergies and respiratory problems. Furthermore, regular air duct cleaning promotes energy efficiency and will extend the life of your HVAC system, ensuring it’s as ready for summertime as your family is.

Plan nighttime activities.


One of the best things about summertime is you get plenty of hours of sunlight. In some parts of the United States, the sun doesn’t fully set until around 9 p.m., making it the perfect time of year to go out late and stay out later. Sure, the kids will want to go outside in the middle of the day and play, but you can save your energy for when the sun won’t drain it.

Summer isn’t only for the kids. Take advantage of the warm nights, get a babysitter, and hit the town for cocktails with your partner and friends. Catch an outdoor concert. Go dancing. ‘Tis the season to live the nightlife!

Makeover your landscape.


Another way to beat the heat is to give your yard a makeover to turn it into the perfect place to enjoy the sun while having respite from its rays. Consider investing in landscaping to turn your yard into a paradise full of shade and places to take a load off.

Professional landscapers can put together a blueprint for your yard with everything from shade trees in strategic locations to pristine flower beds, walking paths to protect your lawn, and much more. After all, who wouldn’t want a backyard straight out of the pages of Better Homes and Gardens?

Staying hydrated, maintaining your HVAC system, and planning your summer fun when the sun begins to fade are the best ways to beat the heat. Additionally, if you’re someone who loves the great outdoors, you should invest in turning your backyard into a summertime paradise. Now, all that’s left to do is enjoy your summer.