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How To Keep Your Family Cool This Summer

How would you describe summer in Alabama?

In a word, we’d say HOT. So hot in fact, if your HVAC system is not working properly, you could find yourself or your family members uncomfortable at best and potentially dealing with heat-related illness at worst. In this blog post, we’re going to look at the risks and how you can make sure your HVAC system is equipped to keep your home cool all summer long!

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Heat-related illnesses to be aware of this summer

When temperatures rise and your cooling system doesn’t keep up with it, you could put yourself at risk. Heat-related conditions that are common during the summer months in Alabama include:

  • Heat stroke
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Heat cramps

While we don’t want to sound the alarm or induce panic if your A/C unit is not working, we do want to make sure people understand that it’s something to be aware of and that people that are 65 or older are especially susceptible to heat-related illness.

Preventative maintenance is the best way to keep your HVAC humming all summer long

Benjamin Franklin was on to something when he suggested an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. While he was talking about fire prevention, it applies to this situation as well.  Why wait for your HVAC system to develop a problem when routine maintenance can prevent one from happening in the first place?

How an HVAC maintenance plan from Polar Bear Services can help prevent issues

At Polar Bear Services, we offer yearly HVAC maintenance plans that are designed to keep HVAC systems running through their expected lifespans. This proactive solution saves homeowners money on repairs and reduces the likelihood of the HVAC breaking.

If you’re looking for a heating and cooling company in Leeds, Hoover, or elsewhere in the Greater Birmingham metro, please consider Polar Bear Services. We are a one-stop-shop for all things HVAC and are fully bonded and licensed by the state of Alabama. Available 24/7, you can count on us to help you keep your home cool this summer; just pick up the phone and call the Bear!