National Air Conditioning Appreciation Days are July 3rd to August 15th this year. Air conditioning was invented in 1932 by Willis Carrier and has become a necessity for most of us in the US. Heat stroke, heat rash, heat edema, heat cramps, dehydration, and heat exhaustion can occur if we are exposed to excessive heat and humidity for a prolonged period of time.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, more than 9,000 Americans have suffered heat-related deaths since 1979. And the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality state about 6,200 Americans are hospitalized each summer due to complications from excessive heat. The European heat wave of 2003 caused more than 20,000 deaths because of heat related illnesses.
Appreciate your air conditioner by taking care of it; your health may depend on it.
• Change the air filter every month
• Set the thermostat at 80 degrees while you are away
• Or better yet, install a programmable thermostat
• Turn off lights in rooms you aren’t using
• Keep your blinds or shades down
• Use ceiling fans in occupied rooms
Just Call John’s if you need to have us make sure your air conditioner is running efficiently. There’s no time like appreciating air conditioning when it breaks down. We can help make sure that doesn’t happen.