How to protect your home from heat stroke and heat stress
AIR CONDITIONING MURRIETA, Calif.
— If you have an air conditioner in your home, keep it working properly, especially during the summer months, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.
The Academy’s guidelines for preventing heat stroke, as well as the risk of developing heat stress, include installing air conditioners with fans that cool the air inside, keeping the vents closed, keeping windows and doors closed, using air conditioning filters and maintaining ventilation.
It also says, if possible, keep your home in a cool location.
Even if your home is in a cooler location, air conditionings are not as effective in reducing heat stress as other heating technologies.
“Many air conditioning systems fail when hot temperatures are added to them, making them ineffective at preventing heat stress,” the academy says.
“When a home is hot, the air outside is cooler than the air in the house.
If you have a hot house, the heat inside your home can also be increased.”
The Academy recommends that parents keep a cooling fan inside their home for 10 minutes after a heat wave, after having a child shower or wash, after a meal or after going to the bathroom.
Other recommended measures include using air conditioning with fans when it is not needed or when it would help reduce heat stress.
When it comes to heat stress related injuries, the academy advises that people stay away from hot weather, especially if they are young children.
The Academy says heat stress is a condition where your body is under stress from exposure to high temperatures.
It also says it can cause skin irritation and irritation to joints, muscles and eyes.
“Heat stress can occur in many different ways,” the Academy’s document says.
“The primary way to protect yourself is to keep your temperature down and reduce the amount of heat you are exposed to.”
The academy recommends that people who are experiencing heat stress to wear masks or wear a face mask when outdoors.
They also recommend that people limit their exposure to outdoor heat, including the use of indoor heaters.
The American Academy also recommends that kids who are playing outdoors and are not physically in hot weather wear a heat shield, which is an air-filled, air-tight, removable piece of clothing that protects them from the heat of the sun.
For those who are feeling heat, the Academy says it is important to use a cooler temperature than usual and that kids with asthma or other respiratory problems, who have asthma, should limit their outdoor exposure to the heat.
The academy says people who have heart conditions or are pregnant should not wear a mask or wear protective gear while they are outside.