Kat Russell The Gazette Stay indoors the next few days Iowa, weather service warns Marion woman accused of stealing car from apartment complex Special deliveries 26 St. Luke’s Birth Center nurses had babies in 2018 Newhall man accused of borrowing car, refusing to return it, fleeing police Shutdown stokes uncertainty for Iowa domestic violence programs All articles by Kat “Dangerous, life-threatening” wind chills are expected by midweek in the Corridor, according to the Nation Weather Service in the Quad Cities. Starting Tuesday, high-velocity winds will drive temperatures far below zero, where they will stay through Thursday morning, the weather service said. A wind chill warning is in effect from 3 p.m. Tuesday until Thursday morning, with wind chills between minus 30 and minus 60 degrees — … [Read more...] about Stay indoors the next few days Iowa, weather service warns
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In a recent blog post about fall maintenance for Minnesota homeowners, I recommended annual furnace inspections (or boiler inspections) by a professional HVAC contractor. One reader sent me an email many years ago asking if this was really necessary: I have a question about furnace tune-ups. You say get one every year – is that really necessary? What do the HVAC guys actually do to the furnace to “tune” it up? There’s no spark plugs to replace like a car tune-up, and my understanding is they basically vacuum out dust and inspect it. Couldn’t the homeowner do this himself? Or do I really need to pay $80-150 bucks every year for a professional to do it? I answered these questions on this blog many years ago, but I think this is a topic that's worthy of a reminder. Are annual furnace inspections really necessary? Furnace manufacturers all recommend annual inspections and maintenance by a qualified technician. They also have language in their … [Read more...] about Are annual furnace inspections really necessary?
A-US Air Texas AC Repair Texas HVAC Professionals A-US Air Conditioning stress the importance of having a tune-up twice annually. GARLAND, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, September 25, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- A-US Air Conditioning of Texas is a family owned business that has grown based on helping their community. A-US Air Conditioning is local. Therefore, they understand the need for properly functioning HVAC systems both on a personal and professional level. Between their highly regarded customer service and the expansion of their service radius, safety is their priority. This includes not only the safety of their employees, but also the safety of their customers. Everyone who has ever spent a hot day in Texas knows that a dry heat is still hot at over 100 degrees. It is also abundantly dangerous without a functioning HVAC system. Therefore, to avoid an emergency, A-US Air Conditioning wants Texans to get their HVAC system tuned up twice annually. This is important to preserve the life and … [Read more...] about A-US Air Conditioning Explains the Importance of Six-Month Tune Ups
COMMUTERS' tonight endured journeys home from hell as trains were left like furnaces in the 35C heat - and it's going to get warmer on Furnace Friday tomorrow. Brits baked in temperatures hotter than Med sun spots Greece, Italy and the South of France as the UK was the warmest country in Europe. July Heatwave - all you need you need to know Highs of 35C recorded in Heathrow today on the UK's hottest day of the year - topping everywhere else in Europe Mercury is set to climb to 37C tomorrow on Furnace Friday - with potential to beat hottest day EVER recorded London commuters suffered in the blistering heat as they travelled home on the hottest day of the year Eurotunnel travellers endured five hour waits after air-conditioning units failed - with delays set to continue overnight and tomorrow Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for torrential downpours expected to hit parts of Britain this afternoon and tomorrow Dozens of Greater Anglia trains have been cancelled or delayed … [Read more...] about Commuters endure nightmare trips home as 35C heatwave causes train chaos and turns carriages into furnaces – and it’s going to be hotter tomorrow
Don't test today's extreme temperatures. Seniors, children and people with health issues or disabilities are more vulnerable to heat and may experience signs of heat illness such as a throbbing headache, dizziness or an elevated body temperature. Hot weather can strain the heart, worsen asthma, emphysema and other conditions and make diabetes and hypertension harder to manage, according to Multnomah County's Help When It's Hot. Hospital emergency departments saw a spike in people needing medical attention due to heat exposure, said county spokeswoman Julie Sullivan-Springhetti. The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a heat advisory and predicts little relief from furnace-like air from 10 a.m. Sunday to 8 p.m. Monday. The hottest hours of the day in the Portland metro region are between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Even people who can handle one day of heat exposure can feel the effects over unrelenting hot days. People with chronic medical conditions should be … [Read more...] about Heat advisory hints: Symptoms of heat illness, tips to stay cool