An AC Repair Can Help to Prevent Heat Exhaustion


It is warming up fast and now is the right time to schedule anĀ AC repair. If the AC unit is not functioning exactly as it should, is making strange noises or there are bad smells coming from it, call us right away before it stops working altogether and it gets uncomfortably hot. Our experienced crew can quickly come out, investigate the problem, and complete the repair. Not only is this important for keeping everyone in the family comfortable, but it can also be important for health reasons.

Extreme heat can be hazardous

When most people think about reasons for air conditioning, staying comfortable and avoiding becoming too hot and sweaty usually ranks at the top of the list. While important, it is also necessary to remember that extreme temperatures can lead to a variety of health problems, especially in the elderly and small children. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are nothing to ignore. It is wise to take important steps to prevent it.

Common signs of heat exhaustion include

  • Lethargy
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling faint
  • Intestinal problems
  • Moodiness

In extreme cases, heat exhaustion caused by high temperatures can even lead to death. Again, this is extreme but every year in the summer there are reports from throughout the country of people who have died from heat exhaustion. This is why it is normal for counties to issue heat warnings during the summer.

Naturally, anyone who has a working air conditioning unit does not need to worry about this as long as they remain indoors. This is why we suggest having the AC unit serviced and repaired prior to the temperatures heating up to that level.

Other safety tips

In addition to calling us for an AC repair to ensure that the house remains nice and cool, there are things that can be done during the summer months to prevent heatstroke and heat exhaustion. These include:

  • Avoid spending too much time outside when the temperatures are extreme
  • Wear a hat to keep the sun off of the head and face
  • Increase water intake so instead of drinking eight glasses of water a day, try drinking 12 or more
  • Avoid drinking coffee or soda since they can be dehydrating
  • Snack on hydrating fruits such as watermelon
  • If outside, be under the shade as much as possible
  • Carry a battery-operated portable fan if needing to work or walk outside
  • Remember to rest since extreme heat and sun exposure can be exhausting
  • Cool off in the water but remember to get in the shade afterward

These are a few simple tips that can make a big difference when spending time outdoors. Afterward, spend time resting inside in an air-conditioned building or at home with the AC on to a comfortable temperature. This will help to cool off the body prior to going back outside. For example, anyone who works outdoors in the hot summer months should try to spend their lunch break at home with air conditioning or in an air-conditioned restaurant in order to cool off before completing their day.

Don't let the heat catch you by surprise

Now is the right time to contact us for an AC repair to ensure that the air conditioning unit is working perfectly as the summer begins to heat up. Call us today to ensure that your family can remain comfortable and healthy this summer.