Ways to Beat the Arkansas Heat - Inside and out
Have you ever been so hot you can’t move? Maybe you started your day in a sweat, even though all you did was step from your backdoor to your car. With heat indexes in the triple digits, even a shaded carport can’t always save you from the sun’s effects.
Luckily, there are a few ways to make the heat work for you, especially in Central Arkansas. Even though we’re landlocked, Arkansas has over 600,000 acres of lakes, which provide a great way to cool off during the hottest days of summer.
From Little Rock, it’s not far to Hot Springs, where you can choose from numerous lakes – Ouachita, Hamilton and Catherine. Greers Ferry is also not too far of a drive. Many of these lakes offer public access, so if a weekend road trip sounds both cooling and calming, pack your bags and be sure to take your swimsuit.
If you don’t want to travel to cool off, head to Wild River County, a local water park that will have you and your family cooled off in no time. Just because school is in session doesn’t mean the park has closed its doors for good. Catch the wave pool or lazy river on a weekend until they close for the season after Labor Day.
Perhaps you’re feeling a little thirsty? Why not make Sun Tea? It’s a simple, energy efficient process that can be fun while whetting your appetite and filling your flavor combination, adventurous streak. Grab a clear, sanitized container, and add five teabags of any kind per four cups of distilled water. Place the container in direct sunlight for two to four hours, but no longer. Pour over ice and enjoy. Have fun with it and mix in sugar, mint or lemon, for a unique flavor.
These are only a few ways to beat that Arkansas heat. To ensure you are comfortable in your home make sure you are monitoring the maintenance of you air conditioning unit. If you haven’t had a check-up, contact your specialist at Kennedy AC in the greater Little Rock area