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keeping your cool in the heat

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blog_photo_fanWe have seen some soaring temperatures in Wagga Wagga recently and this week is shaping up to be another scorcher. It is important to take care of yourself and your property in these conditions.

Here are some key points to remember from NSW Health when dealing with high temperatures:

  • Get advice from your doctor about your medical conditions and medications that may be affected in extreme heat. Check that your medications are stored at less than 25°C
  • Make sure you have enough food, water and medication for you, your family and pets so you don’t have to go out in the heat or if you become stranded
  • Know who you are going to call (who may need your help or who may need to help you) and make a list of phone numbers
  • Check your fridges, freezers, fans and air-conditioners work properly
  • Put together an emergency kit in case you have a power outage. Include a torch, batteries, battery operated radio and first aid kit
  • Consider using cool packs in the fridge or freezer to help cool you down
  • Create a cool room or area to go to during extreme heat
  • Make sure your home can be properly ventilated without compromising security

The four main things to remember to keep you and others safe in extreme heat are: drink plenty of water, keep cool, take care of others, have a plan.

If you are looking for a new home, consider one of our sale properties with a pool or rental properties with a pool to help keep you cool during warmer weather.