Too Much can be deadly for Hot Dogs & Kool Cats

Take care of those Hot Dogs & Kool cats this summer. Be mindful when exercising your pet. As well as adjusting the intensity and duration of exercise to the temperature, on scorching days, limit activity to early morning or evening hours, and being especially careful with pets with white-colored ears, who are more susceptible to skin cancer, and short-nosed pets, who typically have difficulty breathing. Asphalt gets especially hot and can burn your pet’s paws. Therefore, walk your dog on the grass if possible. Always carry water with you to keep your dog from dehydrating.

Fans may not be enough.

Pets respond differently to heat than humans do. (Dogs, for instance, sweat primarily through their feet.) For one thing, fans don’t cool off pets as effectively as they do people. If leaving pets indoors, keep your cooling system around 76 -78 degrees. Not only should you make sure they have constant access to fresh water and place a fan in their favorite resting area. Cooling mats are also a good idea (Amazon has plenty to choose from).

Shade & Water for outside.

Any time your pet is outside, make sure they have protection from heat and sun and plenty of fresh, cold water. In heat waves, add ice to water when possible. Tree shade and tarps are ideal especially since they don’t obstruct airflow. A doghouse does not provide relief from heat it makes it worse.

Watch for signs of HeatStroke

Extreme temperatures can cause heatstroke. Some signs of heatstroke are heavy panting, glazed eyes, a rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing, excessive thirst, lethargy, fever, dizziness, lack of coordination, profuse salivation, vomiting, a deep red or purple tongue, seizure, and unconsciousness.

Animals are at particular risk for heat stroke if they are very old, very young, overweight, not conditioned to prolonged exercise, or have heart or respiratory disease. For example, some breeds of dogs—such as boxers, pugs, shih tzus, and other dogs and cats with short muzzles—will have a much harder time breathing in extreme heat. The Humane Society has more info on this topic.

Call us if your system is not maintaining your desired temperature.

If your car is running hot, you take it to a mechanic. Likewise, if your home is not maintaining a comfortable temperature, we come to you. Maintaining 76- 78 degrees within the home will ensure your comfort, and your pet’s comfort too.  It will also cut those dreaded bills down. Call AC Dave Heating & Air today to schedule your Summer Maintenance. Call: 661 270 1961 and our professional office team is standing by to help you.



What to do in a heatwave

What to do in a heatwave

The warm weather continues. Make sure you are doing everything to remain healthy. AC Dave Heating & Air would like to share these easy-to-follow tips on,  What to do in a heatwave.

  • Keep out of the heat during the hottest hours of the day. This is usually between 11 am and 3 pm. If you can’t avoid it, take breaks in the shade.
  • Keep yourself covered and protected when out in the sun
  • Protect your eyes with sunglasses and wear light, loose clothing. Avoid looking directly at the sun to avoid permanent damage.
  • Keep an eye on children and animals, who are more vulnerable.
  • Stay hydrated – In particular, you’ll need more water than usual during heatwave temperatures.
  • Stick to cold foods and drinks and avoid alcohol. Cool yourself down by having cold showers or washing your face.
  • Look out for heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Make sure you know the signs and what to do in an emergency.
  • Only make necessary journeys, avoid peak traffic and the hottest hours of the day. Especially, don’t bring pets with you during sweltering weather.

Maybe you have some unconventional ways to beat the heat

Have you discovered other ways to beat the heat? What tips do you have on what to do in a heatwave?  We’d love to hear about them. One of our customers swears by cucumbers. In the same way eating cooling foods is a refreshing way to keep the heat at bay. Cucumber is not only hydrating, but it also has many other healthy properties… can you name some?

What to do in a heatwave

Fun outdoor activities

There’s no better time to get that garden hose out and wash the car (Solong as you are not on any water restrictions). For one thing, the kids love this activity. In the case you have more than one child, maybe turn it into a challenge – Who’s wheels are the cleanest?

How about making your favorite popsicles, or maybe, learning to make ice cream? There are a bazillion YouTube video’s on “How to make…” so let the kids choose which new recipe they would like to create. Here’s one of our favorites on YouTube

You especially want your AC unit or swamp cooler is running efficiently. Hence, call our office today and one of our lovely office team will get you scheduled. Tel: 661 270 1961. AC Dave and as a result our technicians are working long hours to ensure we provide quality customer service to as many customers as possible, so please don’t delay, CALL TODAY. We hope you found the tips on “what to do in a  heatwave” informative.