MARLBOROUGH, Mass., July 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether you are sitting poolside, taking a stroll or fighting off hot flashes, it can be difficult to stay cool as temperatures climb this summer. Beating the heat doesn't have to be a sweaty struggle though, especially for those of us living in one of this year's newly announced America's Sweatiest Cities. This year marks the fourth annual national ranking conducted by the marketers of Honeywell Fans, and environmental consulting company, Environmental Health & Engineering (EH&E). New criteria were introduced this year including humidity levels, length of summer and access to shade, which resulted in Orlando, Florida topping the list.
"In preparation for the impending heat and inevitable perspiration, this year we looked at a variety of criteria to see which cities had the longest summer season, the fewest bodies of water, the highest humidity, and the highest temperature days in a row, all contributing to a city's 'sweat factor'," said Dr. Ted Myatt, ScD, who led the study by EH&E. "There were several new factors taken into account this year, including which cities had the least amount of shade due to lack of tree coverage."
No matter the sweaty situation people find themselves in this summer, the Honeywell Turbo® on the Go! Portable Folding Fan can help make the heat more bearable by delivering a nice breeze – from subway travel and office relief to the perfect gym, picnic or beach companion. Its compact design makes it easy to take anywhere and it can be powered by either USB or batteries, so there's little worry about leaving home without a charge.
Predicted to have the sweatiest residents this year, Orlando, secured the number one spot in the annual ranking. The city boasts the highest average summer temperatures, percentage of relative humidity, and number of days above 90 degrees. Orlando also ranks in the top five for the longest summer season.
There are only two cities from last year's list that made the ranking this year -- New Orleans and Atlanta – with two newcomers on the list from Texas. Below is a list of the 2018 top ten sweatiest U.S. cities:
- Orlando, Florida
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Phoenix, Arizona
- Dallas, Texas
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Kansas City, Missouri
- Austin, Texas
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Memphis, Tennessee
Whether you dwell in one of the Top 10 cities or not, there's no need to fret over staying cool this summer. From summer weddings and backyard barbeques, to cheering on your favorite sports team, the Honeywell Turbo® on the Go! Portable Fan is a great option for trying to beat the heat. The convenient design allows for the fan to be folded, hung by the handle, stood upright or pivoted to cool at just the right angle. The Turbo® on the Go! can be felt from up to three feet away, cutting through the heat to help make you feel cooler when you're in need.
For more information on the Honeywell Turbo® on the Go! Portable Folding Fan and other Honeywell Fans, visit www.honeywellpluggedin.com.
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