What Is It?
El Niño refers to a warmer-than-usual temperature in the equatorial region of the Pacific Ocean. This in turn can affect the climate in the Western Pacific United States during the winter. Some areas may see a problem with increased drought, while others might get an increase in rainfall. For our area, it’s generally the latter. On average, El Niño has been known to cause a 174% increase in precipitation here in Tucson according to a study conducted over the last century. This year, the chances of a severe problem resulting from El Niño are low, with most experts predicting a relatively mild winter but some rather heavy rainfall.
How to Take Care of Your Heating System
It’s important to make sure your heating system is in top shape in case any severe weather hits your home. If you own a heat pump with an outdoor component, you should make sure it is weatherproofed. Schedule a routine maintenance appointment for any type of heating system so that a technician can make sure any outdoor units are secure and that inside components run effectively.
You may also want to think about the indoor air quality. Increased moisture means there is a possibility for mold and mildew to infiltrate your home. You may want to consider calling a professional to install a UV germicidal light system in your ducts to prevent mold spores from spreading into your home and to kill any viruses or bacteria living in the ductwork.
We can give you tips for protecting and maintaining all types of heating systems in Tucson for the upcoming weather change.
Call the experts Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning when you decide you need heating maintenance or UV germicidal light installation.