Alabama residents experiencing record setting heat

Aug 12 2010

Alabama residents experiencing record setting heat
Alabama residents experiencing record setting heat
Throughout much of the United States, this summer has been one of the hottest in recent memory. According to The Birmingham News, Alabama has been suffering from heat that has never before been felt, even in the deep south.

The news source reports that, after Wednesday's high temperature reached 100 degrees, it marked a startling record - 38 days in a row in Birmingham where the temperature climbed to at least 90 degrees. Of those 38 days, eight of the high temperatures have eclipsed the 100 degree mark.

Meteorologist Jody Aaron told the news provider that there may be no relief in sight, as the forecast calls for the temperature to hit the mid-90s for at leastanother the seven days.

Keeping window blinds drawn during the day can provide some relief from home that has turned into a hot box. Light filtering blinds can help reduce solar heat gain during the summer while still offering a pleasing appearance.

"We have a lot of customers wanting the versatility of a Venetian blinds, but are looking for something that will help insulate their homes and help them save on energy bills," says Chris Stanley of Blinds Chalet.
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