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Keeping cool in an apartment building


Farah Dhalla, reporter
May 29, 2012 — High heat and humidity can be a threat to health, especially for residents in buildings that don't have adequate cooling.


Hot and muggy weather can be a challenge for people living in apartment complexes
Hot and muggy weather can be a challenge for people living in apartment complexes

When the weather is hot and muggy, many residents of apartment buildings consider the electric fan to be their best friend.

Keeping cool during the hot summer months can be a challenge for many -- including those who have to work inside condo and apartment complexes.

Experts recommend keeping windows open in units that aren't air conditioned and drinking lots of water, but there are other ways to beat the heat, including:

  • Taking a cool bath or shower
  • Using a fan to push cooler air through a window
  • Going to a cooler area of the building, like the lobby or basement

As warm temperatures settle in to parts of the country, The Canadian Red Cross has released its own set of tips for keeping cool.

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