STAYING COOL DURING HEAT WAVES

This week’s weather forecast will be in the high 90’s and low 100’s. Triple-digit temperatures is no joke. People tend to think that it’s okay to go about their everyday lives and exert the same amount of energy they do during cooler temperatures, but this is not the case. Heat can be a killer if you do not take the necessary precautions to keep yourself safe and cool.

The following are a few tips you could do this week:

Once it cools off in the evening, open windows and doors with screens to bring the inside temperature down. Check the weather forecast and find out what time the temperature starts rising the following day.

Make sure the close all the windows and doors approximately 2 hours before the temperature starts increasing to trap in the cold air. Keep blinds and shades closed as well as this helps keep your home cool.

Set your termostat to 78 degrees Fahrenheit when you are home and 85 degrees when you are away.

For the infirm, elderly, and those who have trouble maintaining body temperatures (such as diabetics), set your thermostat lower (72 to 75 degrees) when you are home.

For those with pets, provide extra bowls of water. We usually add a tiny pinch of sugar in our dog’s bowl during extremely hot days, since their blood sugar level could drop as well.

Never ever leave infants, children, elderly and pets inside the car during these hot days, no matter what. The temperature inside a car is 10 degrees higher than outside temperatures.

Always keep yourself hydrated and stay out of the sun as much as possible.

Be safe and stay cool!

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