During summer Melbourne can experience frequent extreme heat days of 35 degrees and over, combined with sweltering nights that stay in the twenties.  Keeping cool and comfortable in summer heatwaves is more than just a nice luxury, it can be essential to your health.

The Victorian Department of Health advises that to prepare for hot weather you:

Also be aware of the following heat related illnesses:

For advice contact NURSE-ON-CALL 24 hour emergency 1300 60 60 24 or dial 000.

Remember your pets as well!

Our furry and feathered friends can also suffer on hot days. Kingston City Council provides great tips for pet owners on their website. Click here to read.

If your air conditioning does breakdown you can use these tips at home while you wait for a repair technician:

You can read the complete Department of Health “Staying healthy in the heat” brochure by placing this link into your browser:

http://www.health.vic.gov.au/environment/downloads/heatwave_information_brochure.pdf

Of course the best approach to surviving heat is a preventative one.

Surrey Air can receive high demand for service calls on extreme heat days. If it’s been over a year since your last service or you are concerned about the condition of your cooling units, then please avoid the frustration of breakdowns and book a Surrey Air technician today.