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Beat The Heat: Tips For Staying Cool (And Safe) This Summer

BEAT THE HEAT TIPS FOR STAYING COOL, AND SAFE, ALL SUMMER AT HOME If no A/C, use a ceiling fan and apply reflective films to your windows. They greatly reduce the infrared energy coming in. Make sure your house is properly insulated, or else cool air will escape. $SSS Purchase white drapes, which reflect heat away from the home. Try cooking outdoors when possible. Cooking indoors quickly heats the home. IN THE CAR Under the hood, periodically flush your cooling system and replace coolant. DO NOT leave children or pets unattended. CR If you're unsure if your A/C is in top shape, you may need to get your refrigerant level checked Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle, with water included. ON THE GO Wear light materials like linen and light cotton. Don't wear black because it absorbes heat. Even if you don't feel thirsty, drink water. Apply sunscreen before going outdoors. Run early in the morning when the sun is at its weakest. Or exercise indoors instead. Wear wide brimmed hats. What they lack in fashion, they make up for in protection. GENERAL TIPS Heat stroke most commonly occures when your body temperature is 103 degrees or higher. If a heat stroke does occur, call 911 immediately. If you have a sunburn, stay out of the sun until it heals. Or else you risk a worse burn and blisters. Recognize the signs of heat exhaustion, dehydration and heat stroke in yourself and others. If you are unsure whether or not someone is in need, do not hesititate to seek medical help. Sources: The Weather OOStateFarm Channel DI

Beat The Heat: Tips For Staying Cool (And Safe) This Summer

shared by heck14 on Jul 11
With record highs across the country this summer, it's never been more important to stay cool...and be smart. Whether you're at home, on the road or going for a run, we have simple tips for you. At h...



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