Summer Time Heat Part 2

Summer temperatures can make you feel really terrible about yourself. It is worse if you are inside and your air conditioner stops working. When that happens, it can be worse to be in your own home than being outside.   Here are some facts about air conditioners that you may not have known: The term “air conditioning” came from a North Carolina textile manufacturer who came up with the phrase because the technology increased the quality and condition of the cloth being produced in his plant. The development of modern air conditioning has allowed for advanced in medical technology. This has helped to lengthen human life and decrease the spread of diseases. 60% of U.S. homes are heated with gas fired forced air furnaces. A thermistor is the resistor inside a thermostat that changes resistance when the temperature changes. This allows the thermostat to adjust accordingly. Air conditioner sales skyrocketed in the 1950’s. By 1953 more than one million air conditioners were sold. In 1998 over 6.2 million air conditioners were shipped to homes and businesses. Old radiators were built out of cast iron Before air conditioning was common, many business and government offices would take the summer off   Air conditioners make life here in Las Vegas bearable, especially during the summer time. When summer hits, many people start spending a lot of time indoors because it is so hot outside. If your air conditioner breaks, you are going to be suffering until it is fixed. JMAC Plumbing & Air Conditioning is able to repair your air conditioner so that the time you have to spend without it...

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...