An Air Conditioning Tune-Up and Avoiding Heat Stroke
When you have high humidity plus hot weather like we do here in Alabama, you’re susceptible to getting heat stroke if you are exposed to the heat for too long. That makes it important for our air conditioners to work well during all months of warm weather.
And the best way you can ensure your air conditioner will work without breaking down on you is to get and air conditioning tune-up done for your HVAC system.
An air conditioning tune-up helps as a preventative means of making repairs, cleaning, and lubricating the system in order to ensure it’s all working right. Many parts of the unit are checked along with refrigerant levels. By having your air conditioner professionally tuned up, you’ll be able to trust it to function as it should.
Of course, there are always going to be break downs for some households when units get older and should have been replaced. Or things can go wrong that couldn’t have been prevented. But in general, it’s going to be something that will ensure you’re not having to face hours in the heat.
Heatstroke is caused by prolonged exposure to high temperatures. It’s usually a result of physical exertion while in high temperatures, but not always. You can get heatstroke by just being in a hot place, you don’t have to be exercising or working.
The young and elderly are particularly vulnerable to heatstroke. It’s a common problem for those not accustomed to hot conditions (like most of us here in the U.S. who spend way too much time indoors), and it should be taken very seriously.
If you’ve had to suffer from heatstroke, you know how debilitating it can be. The headache alone can last for days on end. When you’re hot, it’s different than when you’re headed for heatstroke soon.
If you’re around someone or you yourself think you may have heatstroke, it’s an emergency and you should call 911 right away. Heatstroke can literally be a stroke, and you don’t want that to happen.
If you or someone you’re with start getting hot, cool down right away. Drinking something with ice helps cool down your core temperature. Getting in cooler than air water will do more to help, even shower or bath, swimming holes, or even pouring a bottle of water on your hair will help cool you down.
Just be careful not to pour ice water on you right away, work down to that much cold or you can shock your body.
If you can find a fan, get your hair wet and sit in front of the fan for a little while. The effect is much like air conditioning. All these things can be done to cool your body down. But again, if you think heatstroke is involved, call emergency medical services first and then try to get cooled down.
Before you risk any trouble with getting too hot in your home, have your air conditioning tune-up done. It really can save your system from potential problems that would cause it to fail on you this summer. To get the best in air conditioning tune ups in Baldwin County, call Available Heating & Air, Inc. at the number below!