Itís a Heat Wave!
Itís hot. Itís really hot, especially during the long summer months.
How to Prepare Your Home for a Heat Wave
∑Hang drapes or blinds to help keep direct sunlight out and keep the room cool.
∑Check your air-conditioning unit to make sure it works properly, and clear away debris from the unit.
∑Remove storm windows and reinstall window screens.
∑Add an extra layer of insulation to help stop heat transfer and keep cool air in the house.
∑Install weatherstripping around windows and doors.
How to Prepare Yourself for a Heat Wave
∑Refrain from strenuous activities during the peak afternoon hours. Instead, reschedule the activities to a cooler time of day.
∑Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing and put on sunscreen.
∑Drink lots of water or other non-alcoholic liquids.
∑Spend time in air-conditioned places.
∑Listen and watch for summer heat advisories on the radio and TV.