There are ways to stay cool even if the summer heat might be terrible. The use of air conditioning can help you stay cool. Air circulators like fans are less expensive but do not reduce the room’s temperature. Wearing light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and drinking a lot of water are two other strategies to stay cool. You can keep cool by staying in the shade and out of the sun.
Learn how to stay cool and safe in hot weather and about illnesses brought on by the heat.
Each year, many people pass away from extreme heat. Although illnesses and deaths brought on by heat can be avoided, the United States loses about 700 people to it every year.
Keep informed, hydrated, and calm at all times. When you are overheated, you may feel ill. You can get sick if your body didn’t adapt to the heat. Your body’s capacity to regulate its temperature in extremely hot or cold conditions is influenced by the following factors:
Extreme humidity– Sweat won’t evaporate as quickly in high humidity. As a result, your body cannot expel heat as soon as it might otherwise.
Individual factors– Whether a person cools off sufficiently in scorching weather can depend on several factors, including age, obesity, fever, dehydration, heart disease, mental illness, poor circulation, sunburn, and prescription drug and alcohol usage.
Owens heating and air conditioning
Here are some suggestions from Owens Heating and Air Conditioning for keeping cool this summer. First, avoid the sun during the warmest parts of the day. If you must spend time outside, dress in light-colored, heat-reflecting apparel. Additionally, consume a lot of liquids—especially water—to prevent dehydration. Finally, open windows on opposing sides of your house or office to produce a cross-breeze.
As the warm weather approaches, Owens Heating and Air Conditioning would like to share a few tips on how to stay cool this summer.
- First– it is essential to keep your home cool. Your home should be a refuge from the heat during the hot summer. Owens recommends setting your air conditioner at 78 degrees to keep your home cool. Additionally, fans can help circulate air and make your home more comfortable.
- Second– stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. When it’s hot outside, our bodies sweat to regulate our internal temperature. This process can lead to dehydration if we don’t replace the lost fluids. Drinking water is the best way to stay hydrated, but juice and sports drinks can also help replenish electrolytes.
- Finally– dress for the weather.
People 65 and older, kids under 2, and those with a mental illness or chronic ailments are in the greatest danger.
Keep an eye on those who rely on you for their care, and ponder the following:
- Do they get enough water to drink?
- Have they got access to a cooling system?
- Do they need assistance staying cool?
Find an air-conditioned shelter.
The following precautions can be taken by those who are most at risk for heat-related disease to avoid illness or death:
As much as possible, stay inside air-conditioned buildings. The best means of defense against heat-related sickness and death is air conditioning. If your home isn’t air-conditioned, you can lower your chance of being sick from the heat by utilizing air conditioning in your car and spending time in air-conditioned public spaces. Find an air-conditioned shelter in your area or contact your neighborhood health agency.
- Don’t use a fan as your primary cooling source when faced with a heatwave.
- Do not wait until you are thirsty to drink; instead, consume more water than average.
- Ask someone to check on a friend or neighbor as they do the same for you.
- Use the stove and oven sparingly; otherwise will make you and your home hotter.
If they engage in physically demanding activities in the heat, even young, healthy people might become ill from the heat:
- Reduce your outdoor activity, especially during the hottest part of the day.
- Be mindful of your pace. Activities should be started slowly and then accelerated over time.
- Don’t wait until you’re thirsty before drinking more water; instead, drink more than expected. Cramps in the muscles could be the first indicator of heat-related sickness.
- Dress comfortably in airy, light-colored attire.
If your sport requires you to practice outside in the heat, take care of yourself and your colleagues.
- Plan your exercises and practices for the morning or evening when it’s cooler outside.
- Keep an eye on a teammate’s health, and ask someone to watch out for you.
- If you or a colleague are experiencing symptoms of a heat-related sickness, seek medical attention immediately.
- Take the CDC course to find out more about how to shield young athletes from heat-related illnesses.
Everyone should take the following actions to avoid heat-related illnesses, accidents, and fatalities:
- As much as you can, stay indoors and in a cool environment.
- Even if you do not feel thirsty, consume a lot of water.
- Plan out your free time carefully.
- Put on some sunscreen and loose-fitting, airy clothing.
- To unwind, take a cold shower or bath.
- Ask someone to watch out for a friend or neighbor as they do the same for you.
- Never leave kids or animals in vehicles.
- For the most recent health and safety news, check your local news.
Owens Plumbing and Heating is a family-owned business that has served the Cincinnati area for over 50 years. We are committed to providing the highest quality products and services to our clients. We provide a comprehensive range of services, including plumbing, electrical, heating, air conditioning, and more. To ensure that our clients receive the services they require, we also provide a range of financing solutions.