Hot San Diego Summer for 2015 Ahead | Get Air Conditioner Tuned Up Now
Come August of any year here in Southern California, many San Diego families finally give in and flip on the air conditioner switch because the nights are just too hot to sleep. When they are surprised by hot air rather than cool (or nothing happening at all), their frustration intensifies. They have already waited quite a while before indulging in a bearable atmosphere. When they get on the phone to get the reasonably-priced air conditioning repair San Diego relies on, they often hear that no one is available. Why? All of their neighbors have the same problem! July and August, most air conditioning/HVAC repair people cannot keep up with demand.
Getting an air conditioning/HVAC tune up in the spring when San Diego air conditioning technicians are more available saves headache and premium fees. Just checking the air conditioning in March and April confirms that it is running, but it does not reveal wearing fan belts, coolant levels and the many other points involved in our air conditioning tune up. Having the inspection and tune up done now keeps you from paying weekend/evening rates to some who is not your regular, tested and trusted air conditioning/HVAC specialist! The good new is that neighborhood plumber Perry Plumbing provides this service for less than a night out for dinner!
San Diego Heat Report 2015 and Later
Nearly every county in California has been breaking high temperature records for two years now. December 2014 through February 2015 made the record books as California’s warmest winter ever. While meteorologists had great hopes for more rain, the El Nino that arrived in early March was too weak and too late to do much for the on-going drought. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (federal government’s NOAA) puts the chance of El Nino persisting through this summer at 50% to 60%. Still, it will not be strong enough to bring the rain we need.
High temperatures have made the drought worse, as Los Angeles Times recently reported in March 2015 article, “NASA: California Has One Year of Water Left.” This op-ed by senior water scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Jay Famiglietti explains:
“As our ‘wet’ season draws to a close, it is clear that the paltry rain and snowfall have done almost nothing to alleviate epic drought conditions. January was the driest in California since record-keeping began in 1895. . . . We’re not just up a creek without a paddle in California, we’re losing the creek too.”
2014 research by scientists at NASA, Cornell University and Columbia University predict a “remarkably drier future” for California and other Western states, much due to global warming.
Stay Cool with Drought Conditions Ahead
Our post, “Spring Air/HVAC Tune Up Coupons by San Diego Plumbing Company” covers just what we do when we come to explore your air conditioning/HVAC unit. With a system of moving parts operating in high temperatures and friction, you bet fan belts wear, coils and filters get dirty and motors lose their lubricants. That post covers most of the issues we examine in your air conditioner to ensure that it is functioning properly.