As nice as it is to be in the cool comfort of your home, it’s actually more helpful to your health than anything else. Wondering why? Your air conditioner is working to prevent heat stroke inside your home every single day, and that’s essential in the heat of a Phoenix summer.
What Is Heat Stroke?
Heat stroke is brought on by the high temperatures outside. It is a life-threatening condition, and it’s caused when your body overheats thanks to prolonged exposure to those high temperatures. There are actually a number symptoms associated with heat stroke. One of the biggest factors is a high body temperature. Typically your body temperature will reach 104 degrees or higher. You may also noticed confusion and agitation. Often your skin feels hot and dry to the touch, and you may feel sick to your stomach as well. It’s sometimes difficult to breathe as well.
Preventing Heat Stroke
There are a number of different ways to prevent heat stroke. In addition to making certain you don’t overexert yourself on the hottest days, you can also take it easy inside in the air conditioning if you think you may be at risk. The key to that prevention method, though, is to ensure your air conditioner is up and running well. Regular HVAC maintenance can help keep your entire home cool, even on the hottest days of the year. After all, if your air conditioner isn’t working well, your home certainly isn’t going to be cool enough to prevent heat stroke.
Consider a preventative checkup for your air conditioning unit at least once a year. When it’s not working, be sure to schedule a service appointment with us immediately. Heat stroke is a very serious condition, and making certain you’re not at risk throughout the Phoenix heat is important. Give R&R Refrigeration a call today to learn how we can help keep your home cool.