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The Dangers of Overheating During the Summer Period
Posted on Tuesday, 22th July, 2014 at 11:15 AM 0 Comment

While we’re feeling the cold at the moment (if you’re like us you’re probably sick to death of it!), all signs are pointing to an absolute scorcher of a summer later in the year. And while everyone looks forward to a nice, long break and maybe some time away, many people forget about the dangers associated with overheating.

Danger of heat

In January this year, more than 203 deaths were reported to have taken place during a long heatwave in Victoria. This number of deaths caused by the extreme temperatures shows how much of a growing issue the summer months carry with it. Many thousands more people suffered from heat-related issues such as severe sunburn as well as sunstroke or heatstroke.

More and more people are succumbing to the dangers of the sun - here are a few ways to enjoy the summer in a comfortable and safe way.

Avoiding the Sun and Taking on Fluids

There are a number of tips for people to help avoid dangerous situations when the heat rises to these incredible temperatures, but there are many things you can do to avoid the uncomfortable stifling heat around the home, too. Heat exhaustion is another issue that many people can avoid by doing something simple such as taking on more fluids and avoiding the sun completely.

Drink Fluid

The very young and the elderly are at the highest risks, so by ensuring that your children are kept out of the sun whenever possible, taking in more fluids or by using the highest factor sun cream you can find, you can reduce the risks significantly. For the elderly, it is vitally important that they drink adequate amounts of water and unnecessary layers of clothing are removed.

What to Do Around the Home

There are many things you can do to ensure your home is comfortable and cool during the summer months. Ensure that your air conditioning system is in good working order and that you have plenty of ice ready in the freezer. Invest in a system that gets rid of hot air in the places that need it, or upgrade to a smart system that continuously regulates your home’s temperature.

keep your home cool

One of these smart systems that works wonders is with a roof ventilation system. This innovative system features a thermostatically controlled ventilation process that diverts all heat and hot air in a house through the roof. One of the advantageous features of this design is that it makes cooling your house much more energy efficient.

maintain temperature of your home

One of the most expensive things about cooling your home with an air conditioning system is the hard work that is being done to cool the roof space of your home. Heat in the roof space is retained due to modern insulation systems, and therefore cooling of this air can become a heavy, and expensive load for your AC system.

Upgrade to a Smart Cooling System

By using a HDS or Heat Dispersal System in your home, you can avoid the expensive electricity bill that your current AC system costs you per quarter. The HDS method disperses this hot air out of your home and allows your home to cool quicker and stay cooler for longer, making it the perfect addition to any home.

Heat Dispersal System

Avoid the hotter months in a comfortable and relaxing temperature in your home with a smart heat dispersal system. There will no longer be any waste on your electricity bill, every room in your home will be perfectly chilled to your exacting temperatures thanks to the thermostatically controlled ventilation system, leaving you free to enjoy the summer months in a more comfortable, cooler home.

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