Last year was the hottest summer on record in the city and it was nearly unbearable. Nobody in my family had experienced anything like it in the past. We tried our best to stay inside and huddle close to the air conditioner We also made it a point to visit any and all free public events with cool air conditioning available. The public pool was just not an option, however. Not only was the pool completely packed with people and other people wading in the water trying to beat the heat, it was also just too hot for us to even consider going outside anyway. It was an absolute danger to our health and I refused to stay in that oppressive heat. So this year we decided that preparation was our best option against the summer sun! Since our Heating & A/C system wasn’t that old, we wanted to make sure it would be able to do the job to the best of its ability. Even before the summer came, we had a HVAC technician come to the house and do a thorough cleaning of the HVAC system and check our air vents for debris and dirt. A lot of my friends decided to do the same thing, so there was a bit of a line for an appointment, but it was well worth the wait. I can’t believe how much better the air conditioner is performing just by cleaning out the cooling components alone and not doing any repairs to the system.