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2022 Summer Heat Safety

6/24/2022 (Permalink)

Summer temperature averages are finally starting to appear around the country and that means that you will soon face the unrelenting summer heat. Increased temperatures often bring about new risks to worry about, like heatwaves, so here are some tips on how to combat them!

1). Try covering your windows during the hottest parts of the day to keep your house cooler. A large amount of heat enters your home through windows, so by covering them, you can effectively reduce the amount of heat that passes through.

2). Use fans strategically. The way fans are placed throughout a house effects how effectice they are at moving and cooling the air. When using ceiling fans, ensure they rotate counter-clockwise, as it keeps air moving most effectively.

3). Try cooking with smaller appliances like a slow-cooker or a tabletop grill. Doing so can help minimize the heat added to your home from cooking food.

4). If you know that you have elderly neighbors and are able, you should check on them every so often to ensure they're okay. Summer heatwaves leave the elderly in a tough spot and can often be much more dangerous for them than it is for you.

Using these tips when needed can help reduce the effects that unrelenting summer heat can have on you and your home.

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