Businesses that cater to air conditioners are staying busy. Stahl Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning has fielded hundreds of calls since the heat wave settled in.
The Pittsburgh area is embarking on a heat wave. There are ways to keep your home cool that go beyond cranking up the air conditioning.
It’s a good old fashioned heat wave for the Pittsburgh area, over the next few days.
The Pittsburgh area is about to enter a stretch of days with temperatures expected to reach the 90’s. Dr. Tom Campbell, an emergency room doctor at Allegheny General Hospital, says even younger people without medical problems can fall to the heat.
On average, Pittsburgh has eight 90-degree-plus days a year. So far, we’ve already logged six and we’re about to embark on a heat wave.
Water – whether you are drinking it or getting in it – is one way to deal with the heat. The other is air conditioning. The problem with that is as people come home for work, there is a spike in power usage – all about the same time.