Saskatchewan Scorches Under Extreme Heat Wave: AC Repairs in High Demand

A province-wide “Heat Warning” has been issued in Saskatchewan as extreme temperatures grip the region. Daytime highs are forecasted to surpass 32 degrees Celsius, with nighttime lows not dipping below 16 degrees Celsius in the coming days. The high humidity will further elevate the heat index, making it feel even hotter.

Air conditioners are running on overtime, causing repair companies to experience a surge in service calls. Cam from Bronco Plumbing and Heating reported that technicians were working until well after 10 PM last night. “We see this every summer,” Cam noted. “The extreme heat puts a lot of strain on cooling systems, and we’re doing our best to help everyone stay comfortable.”

Before calling in for repairs, Cam suggests homeowners check their furnace filters. “A clogged filter is one of the primary issues that can cause your condenser to work harder and eventually fail,” he explained. Ensuring that filters are clean can help prevent breakdowns and reduce the need for emergency repairs.

In addition to the high volume of service calls, Cam mentioned that the company is running out of nitrogen from their suppliers, a crucial component in AC testing and repair. This shortage is adding to the challenges faced by repair technicians during this heatwave.

As temperatures remain high, it’s essential for residents to take precautions. Hydration is key; drinking plenty of water and avoiding strenuous activities during peak heat hours can help prevent heat-related illnesses. Checking on vulnerable family members, friends, and neighbors, especially the elderly and those with health conditions, is also crucial.

Public health officials recommend using fans and keeping blinds or curtains closed during the hottest parts of the day to maintain cooler indoor temperatures. If possible, spending time in air-conditioned public spaces like shopping malls, libraries, or community centers can provide a respite from the heat.

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