It’s a Heat Wave!

It’s hot. It’s 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.