Avoiding Indoor Heat Stroke

June 18, 2016

Summer is a glorious time of the year. It’s a time for exotic vacations, deck parties, and evenings at the lake. There are also instances when it’s best to dodge the summer heat by staying inside. It can also be a hazardous time if you don’t properly prepare your home to battle the extreme external temperatures of the season. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are urgent conditions ‘that can occur when the body becomes overheated, and it can occur anywhere, outside and inside. A heat stroke requires emergency medical aid and, if untreated, may cause damage to your brain, heart, kidneys, and muscles, and in intense cases a heat stroke may be fatal. So keep in mind Safety First, both inside and outside your home. Find out how you can keep yourself and your family safe from heat ailments this summer.

Recognize the indicators

You can be careful but things can still happen. Recognize the signs of heat exhaustion and heat-related illnesses: nausea, feeling faint, headache, rapid heartbeat, pain in your chest, trouble breathing, and more. If you are outside 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 trouble breathing, loss of consciousness, or chest pains, call your doctor as soon as possible or go to the nearest emergency room.

Have your air conditioning system checked as soon as possible

Proactively servicing your home’s air conditioner will help escape a malfunction on the warmest summer days, when your A/C system is operating at full capacity around the clock for weeks and months. During a standard maintenance visit, an expert AC technician can normally avert an emergency by locating troubles and replacing parts before they breakdown, and cleaning and tuning the AC so it works like new again all summer when its needed the most.

Dress lighter

Wear loose, lightweight clothes, particularly when you’re going outdoors. Don’t wear dark shades, particularly black clothing, since dark colors hold heat. The color white reflects the sun and helps keep you cooler. It also helps to purchase a wide-brimmed or gardening hat to help stop the sun from shining down on your face, and don’t layer clothing.

Drink Up

Help keep you and your loved ones hydrated by drinking lots 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 at all times. When it’s exceptionally hot, especially during mid-day, steer clear of drinks with alcohol or caffeine because they can add to dehydration.

To make sure your air conditioner is in good working order and is ready to keep your home cool if there’s an emergency, call Falso Service Experts. We are available 24/7/365 so whenever you need us, we are ready for you.

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