Every year, the last Friday in May is National Heat Awareness Day. While there are many silly “National Days,” this one was created with a simple concern in mind, heat-induced illness. The National Weather Service founded the day because heatwaves and other hazardous weather can settle in and if you aren’t taking the proper precautions, things can take a turn for the worst. While heat and humidity make us all uncomfortable, there are ways to mitigate risk and ease the impact of extreme temperatures. Oliver is here to provide some helpful tips, and if you live in the Delaware Valley or at the Jersey Shore we can give your home an A/C tune-up so that you know you’re ready to handle the heat.
Be Prepared for the Summer Heat
The best way to safeguard yourself from heat-induced illness is to stay hydrated. It is recommended to drink 8 glasses of water a day not just to keep your body hydrated, but also to help flush out toxins. While sports drinks or caffeinated beverages may help increase your body’s water level, they are not as effective as they can sometimes contain other dehydrating elements. Staying hydrated will help reduce the risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Keep Cool, Stay Inside
Another important way to avoid the summer heat is to stay indoors in your climate-controlled home. Your air conditioner regulates the temperature inside your house and can be a safe haven for anyone at risk for heat-related illness. Making sure your air conditioner is in working order before the heat comes can help you avoid an emergency situation. The experts at Oliver recommend an annual home A/C tune-up to make sure your system is clean, operational, and running efficiently this season. By ensuring your home will be cool all summer long, you have one less thing to worry about.
A Home A/C Tune-Up Provides Peace of Mind
At Oliver, we care about our customers, employees, and our community. When extreme weather hits we want to make sure everyone is protected. We’re also always eager to help homes run with energy efficiency in mind. For other tips and tricks to keep your A/C running efficiently or to schedule a home A/C tune-up, contact Oliver today.