Looking at a Long Summer

After a long, cold winter we are looking at a long, hot summer!

How do you plan on keeping your house cool and comfortable this season? Everyone would like to find ways which are energy and cost efficient. We don’t want to see our bills go through the roof, but we also want to sleep comfortably at night and take a break from the daytime heat indoors.

There are a lot of great ways to beat the heat, and we shared some of them with you last year in our Keep Cool Tips. One of the best ways to budget for a new air conditioning unit is to try calculating how often you would run it. In Southern Ontario, we cool for about 600 hours per year! That is an average of 25 days and nights worth of cooling. While it may not seem like a lot of days, the cost can add up quickly!

At Afterglow, we would be more than happy to help you with energy calculations to
find the right solution for your home and family. After such a long, cold winter, we
want to be able to enjoy the summertime!

Give us a call today for friendly and professional advice on all your cooling needs.

From Extreme Cold to Extreme Heat

Stephen from Afterglow here,

There is a light at the end of the tunnel! That light is the sun, and it’s bringing on the spring sunshine. Seriously, the winter was the worst we’ve seen in the past 20 years, four degrees below average. I’m a numbers guy, so bare with me here.

The Average Daily High this winter was -4.6, and the Average Daily Low -14.9. But frighteningly, the coldest day was -31.2 on February 12th. We had some long cold snaps and wind this winter with far too many days of extreme cold.

Let’s heat things up and talk about last summer. It was about one degree hotter than average, but just like our cold, we experienced extreme heat as well. Remember our Keep Cool Tips? Two remarkable notes from the UW Weather Station Blog, which is a great resource for weather junkies like us at Afterglow.

1.   July 19th, the temperature dropped nearly 10 degrees in 15 minutes, and we experienced a massive storm in Waterloo Region. We remember the unfortunate damage it left around the city. We wrote a blogs about it.

2.   September 10th, the temperature got up to 34.7 degrees.

I love Canadians. Despite the record setting winter, we are already getting calls from our customers asking about air conditioning.  Which is great, because we have an awesome pre-season sale!

We will work with you to get the right cooling solution for your home or business: central air, ductless units, attic installations – what-ever suits your home.

We know it will get warmer! Prepare now before the market heats up!