Air Conditioning – Excel Rac http://excel-rac.co.uk/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 15:05:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 http://excel-rac.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/excel-rac-icon-150x150.png Air Conditioning – Excel Rac http://excel-rac.co.uk/ 32 32 More ways to stay cool with summer essentials http://excel-rac.co.uk/2022/06/30/more-ways-to-stay-cool-with-summer-essentials/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 15:05:48 +0000 http://excel-rac.co.uk/2022/06/30/more-ways-to-stay-cool-with-summer-essentials/

This 4th of July weekend, Rob Thomas would probably say, “Man, it’s hot, just another indicator that summer is officially here. And no matter what you have planned for the months to come, Rock Music Menu has dug up a few items that are guaranteed to make your dog days even cooler; Literally as well as figuratively.

We’ve highlighted the necessities for the road, home, and everywhere in between to think about picking up during those long hours in the sun – or in the air conditioning. This week’s theme is to get out, whether on a long vacation or into the woods for the day – and look good doing it with the best organizer packs for your suitcase, pack for your back and what you need. you’ll need to feel better no matter what.

Let’s discover the second installment of our “Summer Essentials” series for 2022.

BALBUMINARD HEEL | STORM FAMILY

Whether you’re having a fun day out at Ridley Creek State Park or going to Jim Thorpe for a quick night under the stars, you need to have the right bag for the hike. We’ve been longtime fans of Osprey, approaching 50, and their expertly designed backpacks for mountain biking, mountaineering, travel, everyday use and, of course, hiking, which is the goal. here.

The Talon/Tempest family is a series of versatile technical packs, the former being for men and the Tempest for women (there is also a child size for each) that promotes dynamic body movement. Sustainably designed with high tenacity recycled nylon, the lightweight bags are available in various sizes, colors and capacities ranging from six liters to 40L for women and 44L for men.

Packs include a BioStretch harness, continuous coil hipbelt, and injection-molded foam AirScape backpanel suspension that moves with you as you navigate the roughest, most technical terrain. Perfect for all-day adventures and even a streamlined overnight, they range from lightweight to mid-volume packs with selling points like a hydration reservoir sleeve and attachment points for hiking poles and ice axes. . Visit osprey.com to see the full range of packs.

PACKING CUBES AWAY

If your vacation time away from home takes you further than local forestry, there’s a way to avoid the explosion of clothes when you open the suitcase when you reach your destination. Like any good luggage company, Away offers everything from suitcases to duffle bags to tote bags. But one of their most popular products is their simplest, which also saves a lot of time.

Away’s packing cubes compress and organize everything in your suitcase, from socks to shirts to larger items. Made from water-resistant nylon that protects your clothes, they’re designed with a mesh panel to make it easy to find what you need without completely unpacking. Available in sets of four and six, there’s even a “shoe cube.” Not having to empty a suitcase trying to find a t-shirt changes the whole travel game…or at least gives you more time to soap up. Take a flight to awaytravel.com to see the brand’s full range.

DR. SQUATCH

Speaking to guys everywhere, we know that when the weather is like this and the endorphins have been high on the hiking trail or mowing the lawn, chances are we won’t we’re not going to bring home the most beloved aroma. Noses will burn. We will stink.

Fortunately, Dr. Squatch, whose slogan is “Feel like a man, smell like a champion” and has a pipe-smoking Bigfoot as his mascot, is more than willing to offer his help. In fact, the men’s personal care company just launched a limited-edition “Freedom Fresh” line of soaps and deodorants just in time for the holiday weekend. There is an option to choose an assortment, either the “Bundle of the Free” or “Bundle of the Brave” to taste each. Both are “Boardwalk Breeze” scented, with the soap containing the nourishing power of red root tea, which was used as a replacement for black tea during the Revolutionary War. The deodorant works with natural deodorants like probiotics, charcoal, and arrowroot powder.

Doc Squatch boasts of being all natural with no harmful ingredients. It started as a nature-inspired niche without being too crunchy in 2013 and has since risen to the level of Super Bowl commercials and carried over to a major retailer like Walmart. Not too shabby – but not incredibly surprising – with a host of soaps that not only smell good with names like ‘Coconut Castaway’ and ‘Grapefruit IPA’, but a full range including toothpaste, deodorant, shampoos and conditioners – all of which have crazy positive online ratings. Get out of those dirty clothes, put on a towel, and head over to drsquatch.com for more info.

VINYL OF THE WEEK

Keep an eye on this place as each week we’ll be reviewing new or upcoming vinyl from a variety of artists. It can be a reprint of a historical recording, a special edition or a new collection of a legendary act. This week, it’s the final two studio albums in a reissue campaign for a group of ’70s art rock influencers.

Art rock legends Roxy Music are embarking on their first tour in over a decade – one stopping at the Wells Fargo Center in September – they’re also re-releasing their entire studio catalog. (Photo courtesy of Michael Christopher)

ROXY MUSIC: ‘FLESH + BLOOD’ and ‘AVALON’

The year 2022 is undoubtedly the year of celebration for Roxy Music. Not only are the art rock legends embarking on their first tour in over a decade – one stopping at the Wells Fargo Center in September – but they’re also re-releasing their entire studio catalog. This week marks the final two of eight LPs that have been widely heralded as modern classics receiving the anniversary edition treatment.

“Flesh + Blood” was originally released in 1980 and spent 60 weeks in the UK Albums Chart, 17 weeks in the Top 10, four weeks at No. 1 and spawned three UK Top 20 singles, representing the Roxy Music’s commercial peak to date. Ever-evolving frontman and keyboardist Bryan Ferry, saxophonist Andy Mackay and guitarist Phil Manzanera, along with producer Rhett Davis, have alchemized an entirely new and complete atmosphere, moving away from the angular and more frenetic moments of their previous LP. , “Manifesto”, in favor of a kind of fusion of soul and classic pop looking to the future.

The three hit singles, “Over You”, “Oh Yeah (On the Radio)” and “Same Old Scene”, represented high points in the Roxy canon as the album covers Wilson Pickett’s “In the Midnight Hour”. and the Byrds’ “Eight Miles High” completely transforms them into something new.

Released in 1982, ‘Avalon’ is filled with Ferry’s sparkling keyboards and punctuated by Manzanera’s thrifty, chiming guitar work and Mackay’s poetic saxophone bursts, evoking an enigmatic vibe all its own. Named after King Arthur’s fabled final resting place – described by Ferry as “the ultimate romantic fantasy” – there’s a kind of poetic justice to the fact that Roxy Music’s latest studio album has become their biggest hit yet. day.

Conceptualized to be seen as a whole body of work as opposed to a collection of songs, ‘Avalon’s’ individual pieces nonetheless hold their own, no more than on its soulful title track, the dreamlike ‘While My Heart Is Still Beating’ and ‘ More Than This,” which became arguably the band’s most popular song.

“Flesh + Blood” and “Avalon” were both given a new half-speed cut on 180-gram vinyl by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios in London. To reflect the improved audio, the artwork has been similarly overhauled with lyrics and a deluxe gloss laminate finish, making the pair of albums almost like modern works of art.

“Flesh + Blood” and “Avalon,” along with six previous Roxy Music reissues, can be found online and in stores at all respectable retailers that sell vinyl.

To contact music columnist Michael Christopher, email rockmusicmenu@gmail.com. Also check out his blog at www.thechroniclesofmc.com.

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US launches efforts to reduce residential CO2 emissions http://excel-rac.co.uk/2022/06/27/us-launches-efforts-to-reduce-residential-co2-emissions/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 18:00:11 +0000 http://excel-rac.co.uk/2022/06/27/us-launches-efforts-to-reduce-residential-co2-emissions/

CLIMATE WIRE | In 2010, the Dutch government launched a program to drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions from one of the largest and most problematic sources in the world: homes.

He invested $40 million and called it “Energiesprong”, or “Energy Jump” in English. The idea was to convert old row houses with drafts into well-insulated homes, powered by solar and electric heat pumps, which reduced their CO2 emissions to near zero.

The first phase ended with the renovation of around 6,000 homes in the Netherlands, but it has since spread to northern Europe, where – retranslated by the “Mustb0” program – it has extended to apartment buildings.

Multiple innovations have led to cheaper ways to retrofit homes using standardized methods and mass-produced materials. There are also financing programs that use potential energy savings to help reduce costs.

So it was perhaps inevitable that in March the Biden administration would announce a $32 million project to start a US version. It aims to redevelop homes and apartments, starting with 30 projects in six states.

“We’re in an all-out sprint to beat the climate crisis, and that race is happening right in our nation’s building industry,” said Jennifer Granholm, secretary of the Department of Energy. She noted that the US construction industry was ripe for renovation. It uses 40% of the country’s energy and 75% of its electricity.

But it may take some time before the sprint starts. American homeowners, the real estate industry, and builders of apartments and homes don’t seem ready to put on their running shoes just yet.

Last month, the National Association of Realtors released the results of a survey of a random sample of 2,652 of its members. The headline announced that homebuyers had a “renewed interest” in homes “with green features.” But the fine print revealed that only 19% of real estate agents thought the prospect of climate change was important for home sales.

Seventy-six percent of them doubted that a more energy-efficient home would increase the selling price of a home.

Experts from environmental groups, cities and others working on the U.S. program predict there will be a “learning curve” to get the climate change message home, as Americans are much more focused on the energy efficiency of their cars. Some companies in the U.S. construction industry have expressed interest because they fear European and Chinese competitors will export prefabricated materials needed for rapid home renovations if U.S. companies don’t start making them.

One of the projects in the works to generate more interest in energy-efficient homes are the Eva White Apartments, two adjoining seven-story apartment buildings in Boston.

Like many apartment buildings built in 1967, their homes have single-glazed windows and poorly insulated walls. They are full of drafts in the winter and ill-prepared for the hotter summers that climate change will bring because the buildings lack central air conditioning.

They are owned by the Boston Housing Authority, and the elderly, low-income tenants who live there are sheltered from rising energy bills.

But Winn Development LLC, a Boston-based company that owns apartment buildings in 10 states, plans to buy the Eva White complex this year.

Why? Because cities like Boston, New York, Washington, and Philadelphia have adopted what are called carbon mandates. They require landlords to manage and reduce CO2 emissions from apartment buildings. Winn is working with the DOE and a coalition of cities and nonprofit groups to find more cost-effective ways to retrofit buildings to reduce their carbon emissions and energy costs.

“No costs are going down in the construction industry,” notes Christina McPike, Winn’s director of energy and sustainability. “It’s the contrary.” But if the coalition can use government grants to develop faster, less labor-intensive ways to retrofit, the resulting energy savings could help homeowners pay their mortgages.

This winter, construction will begin at the Eva White complex, and the most innovative aspect will be a 6-inch-thick facade of precast panels to be wrapped around the buildings exterior.

The panels are made primarily of insulation and a stucco-like waterproof coating. The new windows will fit over the older windows and the pipes for a new central air conditioning and ventilation system will be hidden behind the panels.

“It’s like putting a windbreaker and a sweater on a building,” said Lucas Toffoli, project manager for RMI, formerly Rocky Mountain Institute, an environmental group that works with the coalition to reduce emissions from buildings. .

The Boston project will be one of the first to be completed in the United States. “Tenants can stay in their apartments, the bulk of the work can be done from outside, Toffoli explained. “We’ll see how much we can streamline this through early drafts.”

Perhaps the most ambitious renovation project in the United States has just begun in Chicago, where the city has selected 10 projects, mostly small single-family brick houses built 80 to 100 years ago, before the appearance building codes.

The plan, like the Boston project, is to use heat pumps and better insulation to cut energy costs and add air conditioning, which most single-family homes in the city lack but will need in the future. .

The idea is to reduce energy bills by more than 50% and then get homeowners and real estate agents to inspect the value of the results, including lower energy bills and more comfortable living.

“We want people to be aware of the changes they could make that would be super important,” said Lindy Wordlaw, associate director of Elevate Energy, a nonprofit working on the project with the city and Commonwealth Edison. Co., Chicago’s major utility. .

Chicago has set aside $180 million to support this and other climate change projects. If the idea of ​​energy-efficient homes catches on, it could help the city reach its goal of reducing emissions in the city by 62% by 2040.

There are 400,000 single-family homes and small multi-family residences in the city. If they were all refurbished, the energy savings alone could reach $49 billion by 2050, according to a DOE estimate.

The Dutch government bet on “Energiesprong” in 2010 with a few hundred households. She has since found ways to use some of their future energy savings to help fund energy retrofits. It now has six housing corporations working on a backlog of 110,000 homes.

It’s unclear exactly where Chicago goes from here, but the city, once celebrated by poet Carl Sandburg as the “city of big shoulders,” sees big challenges ahead. But he also has big dreams.

“It’s like the greatest community organizing project of all time,” Wordlaw said. “It can’t just be about sustainability and climate issues. We need to involve everyone. »

Reprinted from E&E News with permission from POLITICO, LLC. Copyright 2022. E&E News provides essential information for energy and environmental professionals.

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Portland’s plan to install air conditioning in low-income homes is behind schedule http://excel-rac.co.uk/2022/06/24/portlands-plan-to-install-air-conditioning-in-low-income-homes-is-behind-schedule/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 23:58:25 +0000 http://excel-rac.co.uk/2022/06/24/portlands-plan-to-install-air-conditioning-in-low-income-homes-is-behind-schedule/



As Portland nears its first real heat wave of the year, a city-backed plan to install cooling units inside the homes of low-income residents is falling far behind its target goals.

The program, run by the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF), had hoped to have 3,000 units installed at the start of the summerwhich officially started three days ago. But according to Portland Monthly‘s check-ins with the nonprofits responsible for installing the units, that number has yet to reach 100.

This means that with temperatures expected to soar into the 90s this weekend, many vulnerable Portland residents, including seniors who live alone, will still be without any type of air conditioning, despite millions having been set aside for installation.

Funding for the Heat Response Program was authorized in December 2021 in response to last June’s deadly heat wave, which 69 lives in Multnomah County alone. PCEF plans to install 15,000 air conditioning units over the next five years, with 3,000 expected to be installed this year.

Earth Advantage, the organization that was selected by PCEF to purchase units and send them to nonprofits chosen to carry out the installation work, says all units for this year have been ordered and have started arriving. in April.

But of the seven nonprofits tasked with installing units in homes, only three have confirmed Portland Monthly this week that they had started the process – the African American Alliance for Homeownership (AAAH), Northwest Housing Alternatives and Verde, a nonprofit organization focused on climate justice. Reach CDC and APANO Communities United Fund both say they won’t start until the last week of June or early July.

Since June 9, AAAH has installed 46 units, program manager says Isaiah Kamrar, with plans to install more this weekend. “We’ve received over a hundred requests in the past two days,” he says. Verde, which has installed 16 units so far, plans to install four more on Monday.

“A lot of people can’t afford an air conditioning unit at our age,” says Jose Carbajal, a Portland resident in his 60s who lost friends last year to the heat wave. He recently received a unit through Northwest Housing Alternatives, although the organization was unable to confirm the number of units installed at the time of writing.

Kymberly Horner, executive director of Portland Community Investment Initiatives, says her group has completed two pilot installations and the organization was only recently trained in installation procedures. “We have a small team to do this work and are looking to hire part-time installers. We hope to start the program by July 5,” she said. Portland Monthly by email. Other nonprofits say they are also looking at early July as the first install window.

“There have been some delays, I believe, in the grant process, with the units and some of the infrastructure support around how they track it,” says Sarah Holland, director of supportive housing to Central City Concern, which plans to begin installations next week. She says the organization also had “a number of units that weren’t tied to this grant that we’ve already installed for residents who donated a unit or bought one themselves.”

Still, the slow rollout could put vulnerable populations at risk as temperatures rise this weekend. “We continue to scale up this program,” says Jaimes Valdez, head of organizational development and policy for PCEF, who says more nonprofit distributors will be added to the program next year. “This is still a growing program, and we recognize that there are many more requests and needs than we can meet, especially in this first year of distribution.”

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Houston expert shares tips on how to keep your home cool without overloading air conditioning units during the heatwave http://excel-rac.co.uk/2022/06/22/houston-expert-shares-tips-on-how-to-keep-your-home-cool-without-overloading-air-conditioning-units-during-the-heatwave/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 23:25:54 +0000 http://excel-rac.co.uk/2022/06/22/houston-expert-shares-tips-on-how-to-keep-your-home-cool-without-overloading-air-conditioning-units-during-the-heatwave/

Ed Newby has been very busy all month of June.

The Allstar Conditioning and Heating Services co-owner said he’s been servicing a number of broken or malfunctioning HVAC systems in the Houston area as more people look to stay cool amid a wave of heat.

“A properly maintained system is key to surviving the heat of air conditioning right now,” Newby said.

Newby added that it’s highly recommended to have your unit serviced twice a year, once before summer and once before winter, to ensure everything is in working order before peak seasons.

He also suggests changing small air filters once a month to make sure the filters aren’t clogged and preventing airflow, and changing larger filters every six months.

The heating and air conditioning expert said if you have ceiling fans, turn them on to circulate cool air and close blinds to keep the sun’s heat from coming inside.

Newby said that with outside temperatures reaching 100 degrees, he would avoid the 20 degree rule, which suggests setting your thermostat 20 degrees cooler than outside temperatures.

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“A house at 78 degrees, personally, for me is too hot,” he added. “An air conditioner is a dehumidifier, it is intended to cool the house. A lot of the reason we get service calls is because they have the thermostat too high.

Newby warns against setting your thermostats too low, like 65 degrees. He said this could overload the unit and your home may never reach those temperatures. He said the sweet spot is around 75 when outside temperatures are in the triple digits.

Newby said investing in a digital thermostat can help you save energy while you’re away and get a head start on keeping it cool before you get home.

“Ideally if you get home at 5:00 p.m., you set that temperature or that thermostat to about 2:00 p.m. where it can start working, so by the time you get in, that’s where you want it,” Newby said. .

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Metro Atlanta Families ‘Hang On’ After Their Air Conditioning Units Are Stolen – WSB-TV Channel 2 http://excel-rac.co.uk/2022/06/21/metro-atlanta-families-hang-on-after-their-air-conditioning-units-are-stolen-wsb-tv-channel-2/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 05:38:32 +0000 http://excel-rac.co.uk/2022/06/21/metro-atlanta-families-hang-on-after-their-air-conditioning-units-are-stolen-wsb-tv-channel-2/ Atlanta Families Without Air Conditioning After Their Units Are Stolen Transporting air conditioning units can make your vehicle a target during this heat wave, says a repairman after his truck was stolen with two units inside.

ATLANTA – Vehicle theft has doubled in Area 5 Channel 2’s Matt Johnson learned.

With the recent heat wave, two families in metro Atlanta are left in limbo after a truck with their air conditioning units is stolen.

“We’re hanging in there,” Gretchen Miller said.

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It’s been three weeks since this air conditioning unit in Miller’s Atlanta home was able to turn on.

” It’s difficult. But we make it work. We have a few fans, Miller said.

She says she wanted her father to stay with her after her mother died suddenly from COVID-19, but the heat wave got too much.

Now it could be even more weeks before she has the air conditioning running after someone stole the replacement unit.

“With the supply chain issues right now, with COVID-19; economy, I think it’s a sign of the times,” she said.

This unit never arrived home last Tuesday.

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Thieves stole it and another condenser when they stole the repairman’s work truck as he was driving to install them.

“If you have it on your truck, you be careful,” he said.

Joshua Yehuda says it happened at Johnstone Supply on 11th Street.

He went inside for some parts, but got out to find his work truck for Iron Lion Maintenance with two new air conditioning units missing.

“They can visibly see, just like this truck, that there were units on the truck,” Yehunda said. “That’s, that’s reason enough right there.”

He filed a report with Atlanta police who are working to see if they can find any surveillance video.

Yehuda says he must have left a spare key in the car and the thieves jumped at the chance to steal something that is missing.

“Over the last year and a half, things have gone up at least 20%,” Yehuda said.

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Miller says Yehuda is working with his home warranty to try to expedite the process so his family can finally settle down.

“For him to go the extra mile and really hold on to me has been amazing,” she said.

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Scorching temperatures to hit the Fargo-Moorhead area http://excel-rac.co.uk/2022/06/19/scorching-temperatures-to-hit-the-fargo-moorhead-area/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 00:54:00 +0000 http://excel-rac.co.uk/2022/06/19/scorching-temperatures-to-hit-the-fargo-moorhead-area/

FARGO, ND (Valley News Live) – The summer heat has been unrelenting in June here in the Fargo-Moorhead area and some have been affected by it. A Fargo man recently suffered heatstroke while working at a local restaurant.

“It was like a wave of heat hitting my body. Then my body didn’t feel good, Scott Fry said. “Then I was very cold. So it just threw my body.

Fry said what helped him get through the ordeal was taking a cold shower and drinking water when he got home. The Mayo Clinic offers treatment plans for heatstroke on its website.

Mayo Clinic Heat Stroke Treatment Plans:

– Immerse yourself in cold water

– Use evaporative cooling techniques

– Pack yourself with ice and cooling blankets

– Give yourself medication to stop the chills

One way to beat the summer heat is to have a working air conditioning unit. We spoke with a local expert with AIRESERV about how to keep your unit running during these scorching temperatures.

“The most important thing is that the system is clean and if you want it to operate at peak efficiency, it has to be clean,” said Joe Icenhour, project manager for AIRESERV. “The vents really need to be open for the air to get out, we need to get that filter cleaned, the outdoor unit needs to be cleaned. Those are kind of the main things.

Icenhour also said that if you notice ice building up inside the device, take a break and let the ice melt.

“Because if you let it run too long and it freezes up, we can’t do anything for you until the ice is gone.” said Icenhour.

It should be over 100 degrees on Sunday.

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No air conditioning? Get tips on how to handle extreme heat – Duluth News Tribune http://excel-rac.co.uk/2022/06/16/no-air-conditioning-get-tips-on-how-to-handle-extreme-heat-duluth-news-tribune/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 13:30:00 +0000 http://excel-rac.co.uk/2022/06/16/no-air-conditioning-get-tips-on-how-to-handle-extreme-heat-duluth-news-tribune/

ROCHESTER – People over 65, children under two and people with underlying health conditions are most at risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. But anyone can be a victim. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website notes that, each year, more than 700 people die from extreme heat in the United States.

The CDC has the tips to help you stay safe and healthy when the temperature rises. Here are a few.

  • Avoid or limit outdoor activities and stay in air conditioning as much as possible. If you don’t have air conditioning, find a public place that has one or contact your local health department to find a facility.
  • Don’t rely solely on a fan.
  • Drink more water than usual.
  • Take cool showers or baths.
  • Use the buddy system to keep your friends and family watching each other.
  • Never leave pets or children in a car.

If you’re hot, your grandchildren will be too. Don’t overdress them. Pets also suffer from the heat. Bring them in the AC with you and make sure they have water. Check out tomorrow’s Health Fusion podcast for information on what to do if someone has heat-related health issues.

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Residents urged to take precautions as heat wave looms | News, Sports, Jobs http://excel-rac.co.uk/2022/06/14/residents-urged-to-take-precautions-as-heat-wave-looms-news-sports-jobs/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 05:32:53 +0000 http://excel-rac.co.uk/2022/06/14/residents-urged-to-take-precautions-as-heat-wave-looms-news-sports-jobs/

News Photo by Steve Schulwitz Ryen Herring, left, and his friend Grady Fraz splash around in Lake Huron at Starlite Beach on Monday. The beach will be a popular meeting place on Wednesday and Thursday, as extreme heat is forecast for the Alpena area.


ALPENA — People who haven’t put their air conditioners on their windows may want to do so before Wednesday, as a mini-heat wave is forecast for northeast Michigan, which could bring some of the coldest temperatures. hot so far this year.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures will climb into the mid-90s on Wednesday, but the heat index could reach 100 to 105 degrees across much of northern lower Michigan.

The heat index, also known as apparent temperature, is a measure of how hot it feels when relative humidity is factored in with actual air temperature.

The heat and humidity will continue Thursday, but it’s not expected to be as hot as Wednesday.

On Monday, Michigan State Police issued a news release warning residents of extremely hot weather and precautions to take to stay safe.

“The high heat and humidity can put additional stress on the body, which could potentially be life threatening,” said Captain Kevin Sweeney, deputy director of emergency management and commanding officer of the management division. Michigan State Police Department Emergencies and Homeland Security. “We are asking people to take precautions during this time and to monitor the most vulnerable members of their community.”

Indoors or outdoors, MSP recommends several ways to refresh your home and yourself.

He recommends covering windows that receive morning or afternoon sun with curtains, shades, shades or awnings to reduce the amount of heat entering your home and ensure pets have privacy. cool housing areas and plenty of water.

If the heat becomes too much, the police recommend using available cooling centers or air-conditioned public places.

It is also recommended to drink plenty of water and avoid alcoholic or caffeinated beverages which cause dehydration. It is also advisable to wear clothes that allow good air circulation and limit vigorous activities. If you’re outdoors, avoid direct sunlight by staying in the shade, and try to schedule outdoor activities in the morning or evening to avoid the hottest part of the day.

National Weather Service meteorologist Harold Dippman said the heat will be intense, but Lake Huron shoreline areas may have at least a light breeze to bring some relief.

Still, Dippman said it was going to be hot and muggy.

“Temperatures will feel warmer to the human body than they actually are due to humidity,” Dippman said. “Humidity will cause the dew point to rise, and the higher it rises, the more awesome the heat will be.”

Dippman said while the heat wave will be short-lived, it’s likely that parts of northeastern Michigan will approach or break record high temperatures on Wednesday.

He said there was a risk of thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and overnight and some could be severe. There is also a 50% chance of thunderstorms on Thursday.

Beyond that, Dippman said, it looks like the weekend will be dry.

“There could very well be pop-up storms on Wednesday which could produce torrential rains simply from the abnormal heat and humidity of the aerial mast,” he said. “Right now the map really doesn’t show anything for the weekend.

The record temperature for Alpena for June 15 is 95 degrees in 1994.

“I would say you’ll be around that record,” Dippman said.



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SPS is looking for bus drivers to help with the shortage of school bus drivers http://excel-rac.co.uk/2022/06/12/sps-is-looking-for-bus-drivers-to-help-with-the-shortage-of-school-bus-drivers/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 13:58:00 +0000 http://excel-rac.co.uk/2022/06/12/sps-is-looking-for-bus-drivers-to-help-with-the-shortage-of-school-bus-drivers/

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) — The shortage of school bus drivers has been prevalent since the pandemic began, and it hasn’t gone away.

With the continued shortage of bus drivers, SPS Transportation Center held a job fair to recruit new people.(KY3)

The SPS Transportation Center held a unique job fair on Wednesday in hopes of hiring new bus drivers and bus attendants for the 2022-2023 school year. At the job fair, people could get behind the wheel and try out the school buses. If people felt comfortable driving the bus, they had the option of getting an interview and application on the spot.

Due to the shortage of bus drivers, SPS now pays its bus drivers $20 per hour and a $2,000 training incentive for part-time and full-time drivers. Jonathan Shelden, SPS transportation director, said new hires should meet several qualifications and obtain certification before starting work.

“It requires a Class B commercial driver’s license with passenger and school bus approval,” Shelden said. “We do all that training here. It’s not just free training. It is paid. »

He also said that new recruits cannot have air brake restrictions since most buses are equipped with air brakes. Shelden pointed out that driving school buses is a job that almost anyone can do.

“We cover the cost of the CDL permit and the CDL license once that has been obtained, he said. “No previous experience is necessary. You just need to be a careful driver in your own vehicle and have a heart for children.

Shelden said they hope to hire more than 30 new bus drivers and about 20 bus attendants for the fall semester. He said the more they have, the more services they can offer to students. Shelden said they were even hiring new drivers at the job fair.

“We are doing on-site interviews today. We have about 10-12 people here right now, some are inside doing interviews and some are testing buses.

Shelden said there’s more to being a bus driver than money and incentives. He said bus drivers are the first teacher in the morning and the last teacher in the afternoon.

One of the people who attended the job fair and tested a school bus, Bill Sturdivan, used to drive school and church buses for about five years in the 90s and decided that with the shortage keeps driving, it was time for him to start again.

“I’ve been doing some remodeling and I’m a bit tired from the terrain, so I wanted to try something that wasn’t as hard on my body,” Sturdivan said.

Sturdivan said he went out on Wednesday not just for the benefits, but also because he enjoys being around kids.

“I love being around children, I have seven grandchildren,” he said. “I am a service-oriented person and enjoy doing service jobs that serve a good purpose.”

He also said he understood the need for bus driver shortages and hoped to help meet the demand, even if he helped a little.

“There is a huge need for the community, and I wanted to get involved and see what I could do to help.”

Sturdivan said it looks like he will be driving a school bus in the fall and hopes to do so for a while. He said people should consider the job if they can.

“I think anyone who can qualify to be a driver should check it out because the pay is really good, and now the buses have air conditioning, so it’s not uncomfortable to drive one.”

Shelden said if anyone would like to apply to become an SPS school bus driver, call the office at 417-523-0500 or apply online at the website.

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