Summer Time Heat Part 1

Summer time is a great time of year. It is a time when kids are out of school and the family gets to spend a lot of time together. During the summer time a lot of people tend to go on family vacations, spend time at the pool, and play sports outdoors. Since the kids are out of school, families tend to do what they can to pass the time.   Playing sports outside is a great way to pass the time during the summer. Being out in the sun, however, for long periods of time, does mean that you can get overheated more easily. When you are going to be spending a lot of time outdoors, it is important that you take the necessary precautions to ensure that you are going to stay safe during that time. Some things that you can do are:   Bring plenty of water. It is important that you stay hydrated, especially if you are going to be spending a lot of time outdoors in the heat. Keep an ice pack or cold wet towel with you. If you have the cold rag or ice pack, and you start to get overheated, then you can place the cold rag on your face to calm you down. Go somewhere to cool down. If you have a break, find shade or an air conditioned building. This will help to make sure that you can cool down before you go back into the sun. When it comes to your safety, and the safety of your family, you do not want to take any shortcuts. Do what...

Taking Care of Pets in the Heat

If you have pets then you know how important they are to you. People who own pets do not just consider them as their pet or property, but rather they are considered as part of the family. A lot of people love their animals just as much as they love their own children.   Just like you watch out for your children during the summer time, it is important that you watch out for your pets. Pets, like humans, can suffer from heat exhaustion, and if their bodies become overheated they too can die as a result of it.     You are going to want to make sure that you keep your dogs hydrated and cool during the hot days of summer. If you are going to leave them outside, make sure that they have plenty of water and shade so that they can keep cool. Do what you can to make sure that they are well taken care of.   Something that you can do is make sure that your home is cool. Having an air conditioner unit that works effectively will not only benefit you but it will also benefit your pets as well. Contact JMAC Plumbing and Air Conditioning—your Las Vegas air conditioning...

Dealing With Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke

Heat exhaustion and heatstroke are very serious conditions, and believe it or not they are more common that you may think. Las Vegas can hit temperatures well over 100 degrees. If you are out playing sports during days when the temperatures are so high, then you are more at risk for getting heatstroke or heat exhaustion.   As you can see from the image below from Family Doctor, http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/prevention-wellness/staying-healthy/first-aid/heat-exhaustion-an-heatstroke.html, you can see that symptoms of heatstroke and heat exhaustion are: heavy sweating, feeling weak and/or confused, dizziness, nausea, headaches, fast heartbeat, and dark colored urine.     If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, then you should be worried. You are going to want to make sure that you can notice the symptoms so that you can take care of the problem before it worsens.   If you feel like you may have heatstroke, then you are going to want to get out of the heat. You need to cool your body down. You can go into your cool home or building, and rest. It is a good thing to drink plenty of water, since having heatstroke can mean that you are dehydrated.   When it starts to get very hot, it is important to make sure that you have the ability to stay cool. If your air conditioner at home is not working, then contact JMAC Plumbing and Air Conditioning—your Las Vegas air conditioning company—today so that they can repair the AC unit and get you on the way to having a cool and comfortable...

Heatstroke

Dealing with extreme temperatures can be very difficult and dangerous. It is important that you take extra caution in making sure that you are staying healthy. When temperatures get out of control, we are more likely to get sick.   In Las Vegas we do not really have to worry about cold temperatures, but we do need to be careful during the summer time when temperatures get really hot. As you can see from the National Health Statistics Reports, http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr076.pdf, you can see that during 2006-2010 there were nearly 2,000 weather related deaths, 31% of which were deaths caused by heat stroke.   When you see statistics like these, you need to worry. If you know that you are going to be spending time outside, it is important that you stay hydrated. If you start to feel like you are over-heating, then you need to get somewhere cool so that you can cool your body down. Once your body hits a certain temperature then the damage can be very severe, in some cases resulting in death.   When it comes to heatstroke, it is important that you are taking care of yourself. JMAC Plumbing and Air Conditioning—your Las Vegas air conditioning company—wants you to remain safe and cool during these summer months. If you are having issues with your air conditioner, do not wait to contact JMAC Plumbing and Air Conditioning. They have the skills necessary to fix your air so that you can stay cool and collected during these hot summer...

Summers In Sin City

It is no secret that Las Vegas is a great city. People come from all over the world in order to visit our great city. There are certain things that are associated with our city, casinos, gambling, strip clubs, and people. The phrase “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” is a common motto to people who visit our great city.   Heat is also something that people who live in Las Vegas understand. Our summer months can be unbearable at times. Whether you have lived here your whole life or just a few months, hot is hot. You never really get used to it. Instead, you learn how to deal with it.   In the statistics below from Suburban Stats, https://suburbanstats.org/population/nevada/how-many-people-live-in-las-vegas, you can see that there are almost 600,000 people within the city of Las Vegas. These people are going to have some kind of living dwelling which provides them with air conditioning services during the hot summer months.     When you live in Las Vegas you learn quickly that you are going to want to spend a lot of time indoors during the summer months when the heat reaches temperatures over 100 degrees. It is during these times that you are going to want to make sure your air conditioner is working the best that it can.   JMAC Plumbing and Air Conditioning—your Las Vegas air conditioning company—can help fix your air conditioners so that you are able to stay cool during the hot summer months. Give them a call...