When winter weather hits, it brings its own unique safety challenges. Freezing temperatures and icy conditions can be dangerous very quickly. At Cascade Energy Services, we do more than offer heat pump maintenance, service, repair, and installation in Northgate. We want out our clients to stay safe. Here are some winter safety tips that can help.
When parts of your body freeze, it is known as frostbite. This condition can cause permanent damage. To avoid frostbite, you want to dress in loose layers that allow air to move between the layers. It is vital to make sure your extremities are covered. This means ears, nose, cheeks, feet, and hands. Choosing gloves over mittens can keep your fingers warmer.
Slips and Falls
Injuries from falls are common in the winter. Forget fashion and opt for traction—Salt icy walking areas. Kitty litter will work if you don’t have salt. It won’t melt the ice but allows you better traction. Don’t walk with your hands in your pockets.
This occurs when your body temperature goes below 95 degrees. One sign is extreme shivering. If not mitigated, fatigue, drowsiness, shallow breathing, and confusion. Be prepared for winter weather can help you avoid hypothermia. Dress appropriately and carry blankets in your car.
Shoveling snow can be strenuous. Warming up your muscles before you go out can be helpful. Use a short shovel to life the snow and a long shovel to push it. Rest in between, and don’t overexert yourself.
Above all, you must keep your living space nice and warm. If you need heat pump maintenance, service, repair, and installation in Northgate, contact Cascade Energy Services at (425) 243-0371. We have emergency service hours, so even if a disaster occurs after hours, we are here for you.