FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. -- There’s warm weather in the forecast this weekend and the province says there’s potential for a heat warning.

But not everyone can afford air conditioning so Northern Health has recommended budget friendly ways to beat the heat.  

Covered and closed windows will help control indoor heat, so pull down your blinds or hang a blanket. Another tip is to put a layer like cardboard over the outside glass which can reduce temperatures by two or three degrees. 

Still public spaces like malls and libraries could be an option to chill out if home is too hot.

Beyond staying hydrated, the health authority also suggests using ice or cold water to cool down your body. Overheating can be harmful to your health and even deadly.

Northern Health says to watch for signs like rapid breathing, increased heart rate, extreme thrist and decreased urination.

You can learn more about signs of heat stroke here.