The summer weather is starting to heat up and if you’re not careful, your body can be negatively impacted. There are some important things to know about the risks of exposing yourself to high heat and take steps to protect your health. Here are some ways you can stay healthy during the hot summer days.

#1: Know your body temps.
Your body regulates itself to around 98.6 degrees, and even changes as little as a degree could start changing the overall biochemistry of your body that you might be able to feel right away. If you’re continually walking around with a higher than normal body temperature, you could be risking heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

#2: Stay hydrated.
Warm weather means you will likely be sweating and if you’re sweating out water but not drinking water to replace it, your body won’t be getting enough electrolytes. This can cause muscle cramping and dehydration. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, so you can replenish what you’re losing in the heat.

#3: Know the signs of heat exhaustion.
Heat exhaustion happens when you’ve lost enough body fluid that your body cannot operate properly. You’ll feel excessively thirsty, dizzy, and very tired. In some cases, nausea will set in and you may lose more fluid that way. If that is the case, you need to seek medical attention right away and move into a cooler location, while applying cool, wet towels and ice. If you ignore these signs, you could lose consciousness and heat stroke could happen. This is very serious and could be fatal if not treated immediately.

#4: Get a good air conditioning system in place.
Summer in the Pacific Northwest is a beautiful time, but it does get hot. It’s important to have a place to stay cool and comfortable. If your air conditioning system at home does not keep you reliably cool, get it looked at by our team at Hybrid Heating and Air Conditioning. It may need a simple repair. Perhaps your system is old and inefficient and now is the time to get a full replacement. We have a variety of options available in your budget and can work with you on getting financing in place, so you can stay comfortable throughout the summer months. Contact us today for information!

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Do you seem to catch every virus that comes your way? Are you tired of coughing, fevers, and runny noses day after day, week after week? Cold and flu season is in full swing right now, and some of the flu strains have been very strong this year. Even if you are faithful about getting a flu shot every year, you may not be protected against every strain of the virus, so that means you have to protect yourself even more. Part of that equation means breathing in good air and air purifiers do just that. Air purifiers create a healthier air and they can help stop germs from spreading.

Performance™ Air Purifier:
This air purifier is great for the whole home! It’s one of the highest quality machines out there right now and it was designed to be the perfect replacement for old or outdated air cleaners. This product can eliminate three common pathogens and can help kill up to 75% of airborne organisms that can cause sickness. It works great with any HVAC system and can be installed quickly and easily. It is also a great size and can fit into narrow/tight spaces because of its unique cabinet design.

Infinity® Air Purifier:
This product is highly efficient and is one of the best machines available for consumers. You can rely on this purifier to clean the air of your home with no problem. The unique Capture and Kills ™ technology catches up to 99% airborne viruses, germs, mold, and bacteria. It then uses an electrical charge to eradicate them. It has been proven to eliminate 13 common pathogens that are known for causing sickness, including flu, streptococcus, measles, and the common cold. It also captures pollen, animal dander, smoke, and other air pollutants. This translates to clean, uncontaminated air that is re-purified up to eight times per hour. You will notice a big difference in your air with this machine.

Clean air is vital to staying healthy. Give us a call today to find out which purifier will fit your home needs and your budget! We’re excited to help you live virus-free this season!

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