It’s wildfire season here in Central Oregon, and with the fires comes smoke, and lots of it. Waking up and wondering where the closest fire is because of just how smokey it is outside is a regular occurrence late summer/ early fall. We can help and give you some tips on how to stay healthy during these smokey days, to avoid small particles getting into your lungs, and causing chest and lung issues.
Limit Exercise- For those who go for walks or runs regularly outside, limit your time outdoors, or if possible, workout inside instead during the really smokey days.
Wear a Mask- Any time you are outside it’s best to wear a mask when it’s especially smokey outside. If possible, wear a particle respirator, or N95 mask, but if you can’t find any, even a cloth mask is better than nothing. Luckily this is one we are all in a pretty good habit of doing daily because of COVID.
Check Air Quality- If you are unsure if you want to go outside for activities, or how safe it is, you can check air quality in your area on your computer, phone, tablet, and even your local news. To check online in your area, click here ( https://www.airnow.gov )
Stay Inside if Possible- When in doubt, just stay home if possible. It’s especially important if you have respiratory issues to not even take your chances. If you need groceries, or any errands run, reach out to family, friends, or even neighbors for help, and remember- most stores offer delivery now days, go online or give them a call to see what they offer or how they can help.
Check Air Filters- If you have a central AC system in your home or small Air Conditioning units throughout the home, check and clean out filters. We forget that during these extra smokey days, they can get dirty quicker than clear days and need to be cleaned more frequently. This also goes for your car’s filters, and if you’re not sure how to check them, take to a local car service expert, they can take a look and swap them out, if you need a new one.
Stay safe out there, so you can enjoy the last days of summer!
The Jones Group @ Sunriver Realty
Riverfront Sunriver home on Gannet Lane! This comfortable 2,203 s.f home is tucked away on a quiet 1/4-acre (+/-) lot in the NW corner of Sunriver Resort. A large wraparound deck is the perfect place to spend summer afternoons. The comfortable Great Room/Family Room area has a cozywood-stove, large picture windows, and a kitchen with solid surface counter tops and an island. There is a hallway/utility area leading from the three-car garagethat serves as a perfect mud room area after a day on the mountain or out hitting the trails. The wraparound deck also boasts a perimeter stem wall design thatprovides lots of storage for canoes, kayaks, etc… Gannet Lane is one of the few lanes in Sunriver where there are no bike paths between your home and theriver. Access to the National Forest is just a block or two away. Adventure awaits!