East coast heat surge could set record highs

Jul 6 2010

East coast heat surge could set record highs
East coast heat surge could set record highs
Associated Press reporters have found that, over the next several days, temperatures may rise as high as 102, in some East Coast states and many mid-Atlantic states are predicted to experience a blast of humidity that will hover around 100.

Brian Korty, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said that warm will air will be "sitting over the top of us, and it's not really going to budge much for the next day or two."

This heat is likely to put a strain on utilities across the coast, the news source claims. Bob McGee, spokesman for New York's Consolidated Edison Utility, claimed that the company was preparing for an amount of use that could very well break the record set on August 2, 2006.

Some fuses in Philadelphia have already been blown by a similar pressure by air conditioners and fans.

One study by the US Department of Energy found that 44 percent of a family's utility bill is spent on heating and cooling.

To really keep the cold air in the house, experts recommend window shades that will insulate your home. Honeycomb shades keep air conditioning in the room and keep hot air out. In the winter, they will be helpful by keeping heat in and drafts out.
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