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Don’t Be Caught Unprepared in a Heatwave

Don’t Be Caught Unprepared in a Heatwave

The Last Friday of May is Heat awareness day, so we thought we’d give you some friendly advice on how you can beat the heat in the summer months.

Did you know that heat has caused more fatalities than any other weather-related event, including flooding, tornadoes and hurricanes?

When there is a combination of high heat over a prolonged period of time in conjunction with excessive humidity this can be a lethal combination

When living in areas that are prone to high heat like Las Vegas and especially in urban areas it is important that we are prepared for these conditions. Here are some helpful tips to avoid this from happening to you.

  1. When it comes to the weather, knowledge is power. Know in advance what the weather conditions are listen to the forecast or have an app on your smartphone, such as the weather channel so that you can be proactive.
  2. Cover your windows that will be exposed to the sun with blinds or drapes. This will significantly reduce the amount of heat in your home.
  3. Have a backup space cooler and/or a box fan. These come in handy if your air conditioner breaks down. Try to have air circulating through the house. In conditions of high heat AC companies are in high demand and if you don’t have a trusted Air conditioning company that you use it may not happen right away.
  4. Have your Air Conditioning system checked and cleaned during the spring to make sure it’s in good operating condition and has a stamp of approval for peak performance.
  5. Keep your family and pets hydrated. Water is a necessity so have some water stored in cases of emergencies. It is also a good idea to have electrolyte replenishment drinks handy.
  6. Know in advance where the nearest air-conditioned public building is so that you can escape the heat or go to a public pool and make the best of it. This is advised by The National Weather Service, as well as other important information.
  7. Turn off any additional sources of heat, Appliances, incandescent lights and computers all emanate heat. Turn off any items that aren’t necessary. This could also help prevent your power from going out as the power load is usually at a maximum state when a heat wave occurs.

Are you looking for a quality contractor to handle your next AC service in Las Vegas, NV? We have been in business for over 15 years, and our technicians have over 180 combined years of experience. For all your air conditioning needs, call the experts at Hawthorne Plumbing, Heating & Cooling.