Avoiding Indoor Heat Stroke

June 18, 2016

Summer is an exciting time of year. It’s a time for beach vacations, patio parties, and evenings at the lake. There are also days when it’s best to escape the summer heat by hanging out indoors. It can also be a risky time if you don’t properly prepare your home to battle the extreme outdoor temperatures of the season. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are urgent conditions ‘that can occur when the body becomes overheated, and it can take place anywhere, outside and inside. A heat stroke demands emergency medical attention and, if treatment is not received, may cause injury to your kidneys, heart, brain, and muscles, and in intense cases a heat stroke may be fatal. So keep in mind Safety First, both outside and inside your house. Discover how you can make sure you and your family are safe from overheating this summer.

Understand the indicators

You can be careful but things can still happen. Know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat-related illnesses: nausea, fainting, headache, rapid heartbeat, pain radiating in your chest, breathing problems, and more. If you are outside and display any of these symptoms, find air-conditioned shelter as soon as possible. If you are not feeling better within 30 minutes or are having breathing problems, loss of consciousness, or any chest pain, call your doctor immediately or go to the nearest ER.

Have your A/C equipment checked immediately

Proactive service your home’s A/C equipment will help avoid a breakdown on the high temperature summer days, when your air conditioning system is running at top capacity around the clock for weeks and months. During a standard maintenance visit, an expert AC technician can normally prevent an emergency by finding problems and replacing parts before they give out, and cleaning and tuning the AC so it works like new again throughout the summer when its needed the most.

Dress lighter

Wear loose, lightweight clothes, specifically when you’re going to be outside. Avoid wearing dark shades, specifically black clothing, since dark colors absorb heat. The color white reflects the sun and helps keep you cooler. It’s also a great idea to purchase a wide-brimmed or gardening hat to help stop the sun from shining down on your face, and don’t layer clothing.

Stay Hydrated

Help keep you and your loved ones hydrated by drinking a large volume of fluids, including water or juice. Although you may not be thirsty, your body may still be in need of hydration so try carrying a water bottle with you always. During a heat wave or peak heat of the day, steer clear of drinks that include alcohol or caffeine since they can contribute to dehydration.

To make sure your AC is in good health and is ready to keep your home cool in case of an emergency, call Rolf Griffin Service Experts . We are available 24/7/365 so whenever you need us, we’re there for you.

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