Editors Blog


Summertime Livin’ Is Easy…With A/C

July 23, 2012
This summer it’s been hot, and I mean HOT! It’s expected in places like Phoenix, where temperatures can average 104-106°F between June and August; or Las Vegas, where it can range from 100-106°F. It’s the places that the heat is unexpected, however, that have really struggled with the record-setting temps. Places like Chicago, Detroit, and Indianapolis are cities where reaching above 89° is noteworthy, and getting into the triple digits is rare indeed — at least in Detroit.

According to www.weather.com, The Weather Channel’s website, Chicago has experienced 90° or over for, “15 of the first 19 days this month,” while Detroit has reached, “100 degrees or higher three times this month. The city averages one 100° day every 4 to 6 years.” And in Indianapolis, “Temperatures have been 90° or higher 18 of 19 days this month. Five of those days have topped out in the 100s.”

These high temperatures not only remind us to have our a/c systems checked, but they also remind us to be grateful for the invention of air conditioning. July 17 marked modern air conditioning’s 110th anniversary, thanks to Dr. Willis H. Carrier and his invention. I tip my proverbial hat to Carrier for his breakthrough in cooling and what it has meant for the lives of so many people throughout the world. This year I’m especially glad that air conditioning has evolved over time to where various types of a/c equipment is being used in all sorts of applications, even keeping me cool in my car. Without a convertible, it’s my a/c that makes my summertime living and driving easy.
 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 Energy Efficiency Forum

Highlights from the 25th annual Energy Efficiency Forum in Washington, D.C.

Podcasts

NEWSMakers: Jeremy Begley

Jeremy Begley, home-performance specialist and Web and social media manager with National Heating and Air Conditioning Co. in Cincinnati discusses how and why you should add home-performance philosophies to your contracting repertoire. Posted on Sept. 12.

More Podcasts

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 09-15-14 cover

2014 September 15

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Venting R-22

The NEWS reported that a man received prison time for venting R-22. Should EPA step up enforcement?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

plumbing-hvac.gif
2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con