11 Mar Denver Heating and Cooling System Inspection Needed for Warmer Weather
The temperature in Denver has reached an all-time high of 81 degrees around mid-March, besting the previous record of 76 degrees in 2012. The rest of April may see showers and cool days, but April and May are forecasted to be drier than usual, and summer to be hotter than normal. Aside from wildfire season, heat exhaustion during the period could be a concern.
It’s the best time to fire up your air conditioner and the worst time for it to fail on you. Working air conditioning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the primary protective factor against heat-related illness. Make sure you have an operational Denver heating and cooling system, especially if there are children or seniors in your household.
For heat exhaustion to take its toll, heat makes up only half of the equation. According to the CDC Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, humidity also plays a crucial role in depleting the body’s water supply, perhaps even more than heat itself. In high humidity, sweat cannot dry up fast enough to remove excess body heat.
Why are air conditioners so effective in mitigating heat-related illness? It provides the conditions that make it conducive for the body to expel excess heat at the right time. The cool air carries the excess heat back to the unit where it’s eventually removed. The warm feeling when you’re near an air conditioner or condenser unit is the heat being taken out of the interior.
In light of this, it’s important to ensure the functionality of heating and cooling systems. The best time to do this is before the hot season starts to peak. Have your air conditioning checked by a Denver heating and air conditiong service like Total Plumbing. It works round-the-clock to make sure you get nothing short of cool, refreshing air.
Proper maintenance reduces the likelihood of the air conditioner breaking down when you need it the most. The recent winter may have done some damage to your HVAC, even when none is apparent. Call on an HVAC contractor to make sure your system is ready for the hot season ahead. Remember not to take heating and cooling for granted. It could save you and your loved ones from costly medical bills.
(Source: “Denver hits 81 degrees Monday, earliest high in 80s on record,” FOX31, March 16, 2015)