(512) 588-2906 Request Service
Request For A Service Schedule

6 Ways To Lower Your Internal Temperature Without Electricity [Blackout Series 3]

August 18, 2021 | Blog

We all know how intense an Austin summer can be — and that’s with cool AC we can retreat to when we’re tired of the sun! If you’ve ever experienced a blackout, you know how quickly your home can heat up. Not only can it become miserable, it’s dangerous to weather a Texas power outage with no AC.

That’s why Go Green Heating & Cooling is here to help. When you don’t have the frosty power of your AC, try out these alternative cooling methods to keep your internal temperature safe and healthy until your power is restored. 

It’s All About Heat. Stay Away From It!

When you are trying to keep as cool as possible, the main thing you want to avoid is producing heat and suffering in heat. As soon as your power shuts off, force yourself to think critically about your heat production so that you can last the entire blackout comfortably.

Eat Strategically

Just the act of eating produces heat through the process of digestion. On regular days, this heat is minimal because you have AC and other ways to help your body stay cool. But without this extra cooling, your body needs all the help it can get to stay safe. Avoid eating large meals during the hottest hours of the day. If you can, don’t eat spicy or warm foods either. Snacking is your best bet to keep your body from overheating.

Cook Sparingly

You may have access to a camp stove or grill you want to cook on, but keep two things in mind. Only consume warm foods if you’re confident your body is cool, and always use these cooking appliances outside. You don’t want to add that heat to your indoor areas.

Spend Time Downstairs

The number one rule is that hot air rises. This means that second stories on homes will warm up really quickly. Gather the belongings you need from upstairs and move downstairs until the power returns. This will help keep you as cool as possible, even in the face of rising temperatures.

Keep Yourself Cool

Your body has natural processes to regulate internal temperature and stay cool, but you will likely struggle as time passes without power. Try to help your body remain at safe temperatures to avoid illness and discomfort.

Wear Cooler Clothes

No, we don’t want you to be more fashionable! Shed as many layers of clothing as you can when the power is out. Your body needs as much exposure to the air as possible to efficiently sweat and cool. This is how your body regulates temperature, so help it out!

Avoid Sunlight

Not only does direct sunlight heat your body quickly, but it can also heat specific rooms in your home faster than others. Rooms with exterior walls will heat faster over time than interior rooms. If you have a complete interior space in your home, it’s likely to remain cooler there longer.

Use Your Water!

Water is the key. You need to stay hydrated — especially with no AC and a warming home. Keeping water on hand is important in case your water source is shut off or disrupted. Water is also important for washing and keeping yourself cool. Remember to use the wind chill of water on your skin to stay cool. Try misting yourself with a spray bottle, soaking your hands and feet in water or soaking your hair and letting it air dry. 

Your AC Care After A Blackout

If you notice any problems with your AC’s performance after it has experienced a blackout, don’t suffer any more than you already have! Count on the team at Go Green Heating & Cooling to be prompt and thorough when it comes to evaluating and repairing your AC. Contact us today for all your AC needs!

An Austin AC company you can trust

At Go Green Heating and Cooling, no job is too big or too small.

HVAC quality Work
Quality Work
We only hire the best technicians in the business. You can trust we'll get it done right the first time.
AC Reasonable Prices
Reasonable Prices
We don't believe in blindsiding our customers with unaffordable parts and labor. We make HVAC services as affordable as possible.
AC Professional Services
Professional Service
As a family owned and operated business, we value treating our customers like family. Just check our 5-star reviews!
HVAC customer loyalty
Customer Loyalty
We want you to feel comfortable on our service calls, so we call for professionalism and transparency from our technicians.

What Our Customers Say

Punctual & Responsive

Very pleased with Go Green! They were able to come out the same day I called and were very friendly, honest, and informative and did good work. Thanks Go Green!

Tyson P.

Friendly & Reasonable

Friendly, professional, reliable, and reasonable price. I had a great experience upgrading my attic insulation. We had good communication, they did the job in a timely manner, and they didn’t pressure me to add on more than I needed. Quick and easy.

H. R.

Professional and Knowledgeable

Such a professional process…from estimate through installation. The payment options were amazing. Brandon is terrific …explained everything from beginning to end. The technicians, knowledgeable, fast and thorough. Highly recommend Go Green!

Betsy W.

Professional and Honest

After receiving a ridiculously high quote from the HVAC company sent out by our home warranty, my husband wanted a second opinion. Our technician Mike was thorough and honest about what needed repair. Not only was the diagnosis much simpler, so was the price. Mike got the repair done quickly and was very professional. We’ll definitely be calling Go Green again.

Kira N.

Excellent Service

5-star service all around from the initial consultation to the final install. Thank you for a flawless experience, Brandon Acosta!

Ariel B.

Experienced & Professional

Our technician, Mike was great! Went above and beyond to answer all my questions as well as doing a very efficient job.

Connie C.

Dependable & Knowledgable

Totally happy with my A.C. check today. Feared the worst but you guys really came through. You are now my go-to A.C. guys. Highly recommended!

Jimmy L.
How can we help
you today?