Extreme Heat

Hot Weather and Your Energy Bill

It's Hot Out There

Extended high temperatures, with peaks spiking over 100 degrees, have Michiganders sizzling.

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Scroll down to learn steps you can take to stay cool and lower your energy use.

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Checklist to Stay Safe in High Heat

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Hydrate early and often

Hydrate on the days leading up to forecasted hot weather and ensure you have fresh water while working and playing. Avoid drinks with high sugar/caffeine content. Not only does hydration help to prevent heat-related illness, it also helps prevent strains and sprains.

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Wear appropriate clothing

Wear loose-fitting, light-colored, breathable clothing that covers exposed skin.

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Wear sunblock

Apply a higher SPF sunblock at least an hour before going out in the sun, and reapply throughout the day. Pay extra attention to your ears and face.

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Look out for symptoms of heat exhaustion

  • Pale skin and excessive sweating
  • Throbbing headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision

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Be aware of symptoms of heat stroke

  • Dry or red skin
  • Lack of sweating
  • Unconscious or incoherent

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