Summers in Toronto can be hot and humid. There are even days where smog is clearly visible. From June to September, staying cool for the most part means staying indoors or getting hydrated regularly when outdoors. Since average temperatures in the city during this period range from anywhere between 20°C to 35°C (68°F to 95°F), conditions caused by the occasional heat wave are not that hard to come by, as reported by a recent article in The Star:

As expected, cases of heat illness increase in the summer. So too, Letovsky says, do the number of people seeking help for dehydration.

Employ common sense: Stay out of the heat when temperatures soar over 33C. Minimize exertion. Seek out air conditioning during the hottest parts of the day. Apply sunscreen. Drink a lot of fluid.

“I can’t emphasize the fact that people need to stay hydrated and to stay cool at all costs.”

The danger in the body becoming dehydrated is that it loses the ability to dissipate heat, causing an increase in its core temperature. As the body heats up, heat illness can set in, followed by heat stroke, a potentially fatal medical emergency.

According to the article, children and the elderly have higher chances of getting heat-related illnesses and dehydration. Heat-related conditions are preventable, but they can be fatal if not treated immediately. As the body takes in heat coming from the sun, it is ejected in the form of sweat; this is the body’s natural way of cooling down, and it involves losing so much of our body water. Before things get way out of hand, it’s better to stay indoors.

Staying inside keeps one away from the sun, but in some cases, it still does not spare one from experiencing the summer heat. Using an air conditioner can help regulate the temperature by controlling the flow of warm and cold air. Getting a ductless air conditioner in Toronto is a great way to cool off during the summer months.

What differentiates ductless air conditioners from traditional models is that they can be placed in almost any part of the house, even in windowless rooms. They are easier to install, and they can save more space as they are usually placed on top of walls and on ceilings. Ductless units are also quieter and more energy-efficient without compromising cooling capability. Controlled by hand-held remotes, these ACs provide precise management of indoor temperatures.

If you want to beat the heat by tapping the power of ductless air conditioning in Toronto, you can refer your queries to the region’s cooling specialists such as those from Laird & Son.

(Source: How to keep your cool this summer, The Star, July 15, 2014)