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It’s hot! Here are some ways to beat the heat as temps near triple digits

It’s been a while since we have felt some real heat in Arizona, so here are a few things to keep in mind.

PHOENIX —

Warm temperatures crept in this week and we are staring down a few days of sweltering temperatures. It’s been a while since we have felt some real heat in Arizona so here are a few things to keep in mind. 

The National Weather Service is reminding people that heat is the leading cause of weather-related fatalities.  

NWS tips for beating the heat: 

  • Drink lots of water 
  • Take cool showers and baths 
  • Wear light, loose clothing 
  • Stay in air-conditioned places
  • Seniors, children and those with health issues should stay in cool places

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Air conditioning maintenance tricks:

There are three things that you can do now to make sure your air conditioner is more likely to keep running through the hot summer months.

  1. Run it and make sure it works
  2. Tune it up every year
  3. Change your filter regularly

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Save money on your AC bill:

APS does not plan to lower rates amid the coronavirus crisis, but there are ways customers can try to save on their bills.

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