What a difference a week can make. With temperatures in the 40s over Memorial Day weekend, some people may have turned on the heat. Now they think the opposite.
Temperatures could reach 90 degrees this weekend and even higher next week. Anticipating the first heat wave of the season, West Hartford’s Marissa Garcia has a plan.
âTurn on the air conditioner and I hope it works,â she said with a worried laugh.
Garcia says her air conditioning system has recently been charged, but says she is worried because she is 34 years old. She is not the only owner concerned. One air conditioning company we spoke with said there’s only one way to describe how the approaching summer affects business.
âBusy, busy and even busier,â said Rob Rolfe, owner of East Hartford Heating & Cooling.
Rolfe explained that with forecasting, people are trying to make sure their system is working.
âPeople are kind of in panic mode at this point. They knew they had had a problem the whole year since last year and now they’re back in this mode of I can’t live without AC, âhe said.
As high temperatures approach, preventive maintenance is strongly suggested. Make sure the unit is uncovered, change the filters and give it a test drive.
âIf it doesn’t calm down in a few hours, people should probably call a service company and at least get checked out,â Rolfe said.
POOL INSTALLERS ALSO WANT CONTINUOUS DEMAND FOR INCREASING TEMPERATURES
If you have a pool, you might have the most popular house in the neighborhood this weekend. Swimming pools have always been a great way to stay cool during the summer months, but you might have to wait if you want to have one installed.
Juliano Pools of Vernon says there is incredible demand that was a byproduct of the pandemic.
âPeople were at home. They wanted their pools and the phone rang. It was unlike anything I had seen in 27 years, âsaid Brian Juliano.
Juliano says the demand is the same this year. To follow, everything is on the bridge. He even recruited former workers like Scott Croft to come back.
âWhat we do is keep moving forward. Work orders come in and they don’t stop, âCroft said.
So just as one project is finished, it moves on to the next.
âWe are going to move up a gear. We are working seven days a week. And people will push and I will do whatever I can to take care of them, âJuliano said.
If you are planning on installing a swimming pool now, you will probably have to wait. Juliano Pools says they are currently booking for November.