City of Phoenix and AC Corporation provide guidance for first heatwave of summer

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Scorching and dangerous heat is on its way to Arizona. The weather service is upgrading the excessive heat watch to an excessive heat warning, triggering a wave of early weather warning days with temperatures above 110. City officials said they are ready for that wave. heat with resources, while air conditioning companies have tips for keeping your home cool. “We haven’t seen temperatures yet this year,” said David Hondula, director of heat response and mitigation for the city of Phoenix. “We’re going to jump from 105 to 115 in the space of a week.”

Hondula urges you to stay hydrated, take note of how your body feels in triple-digit temperatures, and watch your loved ones. “Check friends, family members, neighbours, especially those at high risk and especially the very young or very old; could include people who take medications that can stop their bodies from feeling how hot they are,” Hondula said. He recommends staying indoors during hot summer hours.

Mike Donley of Donley AC & Plumbing said the first thing to do is change your air filter. “The most effective thing you can do to cool better and save money is to go to the store and buy some clean ones and change them every month during the summer,” Donley said.

Donley said you should keep your thermostat at 78 degrees when temperatures are 110 or higher to limit pressure on your device. “Once your air conditioning fails if that’s your only unit, you’re probably going to see your house go up to 90 at this time of year,” Donley said. “The safest thing you can do is get out of the house, go to the mall, go to the movies, find a friend to stay with.”

And if you don’t have a place to go, Hondula said they have 100 cooling centers and hydration stations in the city of Phoenix. For more information, click/tap here.