Heat related deaths are possible and are common in areas that have high heat and humidity and lack widely available air conditioning . Heat related deaths include heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Before air conditioning was widely used, there were significantly more heat related deaths. Air conditioning saves people’s lives and many people don’t realize the importance of it. Because air conditioning is so important and can save lives, it is essential that people take care of their HVAC. There are simple steps people can take to make sure their air conditioning works properly. The first and most simple step is to schedule routine HVAC maintenance. This is a simple step because all you have to do is contact your local service provider and schedule an appointment for them to come to your home and check to make sure that your HVAC is working properly. The next step you can take is also quite simple. You should change your air conditioner filters regularly, about every 3 months. When you change your air filter you will notice trapped dust and dander in the filter. You can purchase disposable or washable air conditioner filters depending on what works best for your home. In addition to routine HVAC maintenance and changing filters, you can do things around your home to help save energy in the summer. You can keep your blinds down, avoid using the oven and use fans when possible. Air conditioning is super important and is life saving, so we need to take care of it so it can help keep us cool and safe.