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Heatwave in Malaysia! How to deal with it? Tips by Accool Aircon Smart SDN BHD

Malaysia is currently experiencing a heat wave, with temperatures reaching up to 40 degrees Celsius. This can be dangerous for people, especially the elderly, young children, and those with chronic health conditions. Here are some tips on how to deal with the heat wave:

  • Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids, such as water, juice, or sports drinks. Avoid sugary drinks, as they can dehydrate you further.
  • Stay cool. Wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothing. Avoid strenuous activity during the hottest part of the day. Take cool showers or baths.
  • Stay indoors. If possible, stay indoors during the hottest part of the day. If you must go outside, wear a hat and sunglasses, and use sunscreen.
  • Check on elderly neighbors and relatives. Make sure they are staying hydrated and cool.
  • Be aware of the signs of heat stroke. Heat stroke is a medical emergency. Symptoms include high body temperature, hot, dry skin, confusion, and seizures. If you think someone has heat stroke, call 999 immediately.

Here are some additional tips for staying safe during a heatwave:

  • If you are working outdoors, take frequent breaks in a cool environment.
  • If you are driving, be aware of the dangers of driving in hot weather. Make sure your car is well-ventilated and that you have plenty of water on hand.
  • If you are camping, be sure to set up your camp in a shady spot and bring plenty of water.

By following these tips, you can stay safe and healthy during the heatwave.

· Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water and fluids throughout the day, even if you don't feel thirsty. Avoid excessive caffeinated or alcoholic beverages, as they can contribute to dehydration.

  • Stay indoors: Limit your time outdoors, especially during the hottest hours of the day. Seek shade or air-conditioned environments like shopping malls, libraries, or community centers.
  • Dress appropriately: Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, and light-colored clothing that allows your skin to breathe. Opt for fabrics like cotton or linen, which absorb sweat and aid in evaporation.
  • Protect yourself from the sun: Wear a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and apply sunscreen with a high SPF to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
  • Use fans or air conditioning: If available, use fans or the Aircon nearby to cool your living space. If you don't have access to air conditioning, create cross-ventilation by opening windows or using fans to circulate air.
  • Take cool showers or baths: Cool showers or baths can help lower your body temperature and provide temporary relief from the heat.
  • Avoid strenuous activities: Minimize physical exertion, especially during peak heat hours. If you need to engage in outdoor activities, schedule them during cooler parts of the day, such as early morning or late evening.
  • Check on vulnerable individuals: Keep an eye on children, the elderly, and those with chronic illnesses, as they are more susceptible to heat-related conditions. Ensure they are well-hydrated and have access to cool environments.
  • Stay informed: Pay attention to weather forecasts and heat wave warnings issued by local authorities. Stay updated on safety guidelines and recommendations provided by health organizations.

By following these tips and taking appropriate precautions, you can protect yourself and reduce the negative impacts of extreme heat. Stay cool, hydrated, and seek medical assistance if you or someone you know experiences severe symptoms of heat-related illness. And don't hesitate to contact Accool Aircon Smart SDN BHD to ensure your aircon runs optimally!