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Beat the Heat this Summer

It’s that time of year in Southern Nevada where the temperatures heat up. Excessive heat warnings are not uncommon.  Yes, it’s a dry heat, however, no one really enjoys standing under a blow dryer.  We also witness the heat affecting people’s moods, particularly when driving.  Getting in your car and having the temperature gauge read 130 degrees is not fun.  We want to remind everyone to keep calm, stay alert and don’t stress this summer.  Traffic has increased due to construction and we get thousands of visitors to our great city in summer.  Many of them drive in or rent a car.  Be PATIENT when driving.

Here’s a few tips for keeping cool this summer:

  • Cover up windows that do not provide necessary light
  • Allow dishes and clothes to air-dry or wash them by hand
  • If you have a fireplace, shut your fireplace damper to avoid drawing in hot air
  • Keep a spray bottle cooled in the refrigerator so you and your family can enjoy a mist every now and then – try putting some lavender or rose oil drops in it
  • Set computers to low-power mode
  • Stay patient when driving, especially at rush hour – be sure your car’s air-conditioning is working properly
  • In traffic, be mindful of overheating
  • Visiting our casinos? Bring a sweater, the air-conditioning will feel great at first, but it is very cold in most casinos.
  • Try using compact fluorescent bulbs, which produce almost 70% less heat than regular incandescent lights – LED bulbs while more expensive will last and last
  • Relax! When you are not trying to keep up with your kids at the park, keep your heart rate down and try not to get worked up
  • Make sure you are sufficiently hydrated and that your kids are as well. Drink lots of water and cut back on caffeine which dehydrates you.
  • Sunscreen, Sunscreen and more Sunscreen
  • Check with NV Energy to make sure you are doing all you can to keep your power bill down. They also have programs available to help with high Summer power bills.

If you or someone you know finds themselves in an accident this summer, be sure to find a reputable personal injury attorney/firm that places your health and recovery first.  We are here to answer your questions at 702.852.6688.