Avoiding Indoor Heat Stroke

June 18, 2016

Summer is an incredible time of year. It’s a time for family vacations, deck parties, and afternoons at the lake. There are also times when it’s best to escape the summer heat by hanging out indoors. It can also be a risky time if you don’t take the right precautions to properly prepare your home to combat the extreme outdoor temperatures of summer. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are dangerous conditions ‘that can take place when the body becomes overheated, and it can take place anywhere, outdoors or indoors. A heat stroke demands emergency medical aid and, if if not taken care of immediately, may cause harm to your kidneys, heart, brain, and muscles, and in extreme cases a heat stroke could result in death. So keep in mind Safety First, both indoors and outdoors. Discover how you can keep your loved ones safe from overheating this summer.

Know the indicators

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

Have your A/C equipment checked immediately

Proactively maintaining your home’s air conditioner will help avoid a failure on the hottest summer days, when your air conditioning system is running at top capacity all day and night for weeks and months. During a proactive maintenance call, an expert AC technician can normally avert an emergency by discovering issues and replacing parts before they give out, and cleaning and tuning the air conditioner so it is in tip-top shape during the heat of summer when its needed the most.

Dress lighter

Wear loose, lightweight clothes, specifically when you’re going outside. Stay away from dark colors, especially black clothes, since dark colors hold heat. The color white helps keep you cooler by reflecting the sun. It’s also a great idea to purchase a wide-brimmed or gardening hat to avoid the sun on your face, and avoid layering clothing.

Stay Hydrated

Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, such as water or juice. Even if you’re not thirsty, your body can still be in need of hydration so try to keep a water bottle with you at all times. When it’s exceptionally hot, especially during mid-day, steer clear of drinks with alcohol or caffeine because they can contribute to dehydration.

To confirm your air conditioner is in good shape and is ready to keep you cool if there’s an emergency, call Roland J. Down Service Experts . We are available 24/7/365 so whenever you need us, we are ready for you.

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