Hottest Summer in 100 Years
How to Prepare
2019 has been officially recorded as the hottest year on record in Australia, with temperatures being 15c degrees higher than average, and the early signs for 2020 are not looking good. Keeping cool in this environment is not always easy, and you may need brand-new air conditioning in your Newcastle home from the team at Impact Air.
Raging fires and excessive heat
The beginnings of the new Year already suggest that 2020 is going to be just as hot, if not hotter than 2019. Records have already been set, with South Australia and New South Wales recording 122 degrees, or 50 Celsius. It is so hot that yearly bushfires have been raging out of control, and there are also chances that this year will experience an extreme drought. In this type of whether, you need to be fully prepared for further heat waves.
Take steps to be ready for a heat wave by checking local forecasts, and getting advice from your doctor about potential risks. Keep any or all medication cool, and have emergency numbers in case you need help, or in case family members require help from you.
Keeping your house cool
The most important thing that you can do is to make sure that your cooling instruments are working properly. If your air conditioner needs maintenance, then you should call Impact Air to give it a full inspection. If you want to improve your AC unit, then talking to our team can help you to choose the perfect AC unit for your home.
Keeping your home cool
If you wish to make sure that you are able to keep cool in your home, then you need to consider buying specialist ice packs or cool boxes that can be placed in the refrigerator or freezer when needed. You can also get good ventilation for your home by installing protective mesh screens on windows and doors.
Create an emergency kit
The next thing that you need to do is to have an emergency kit available for you to use. This should have essential elements including a torch with batteries, a radio, a first-aid kit and candles and matches. You may also wish to include personal items such as cool packs and medication inside the kit.
Get the best air conditioning
In this heat wave, you are likely to need all that your AC unit can provide. If you are looking for expert air conditioning advice in Newcastle, then you may wish to talk to Impact Air. You can contact us online, or call 02-4954-7020 for a quote.