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If you live in the northeast or upper mid-west, where things are buried in snow, you may think this is insane. But Phoenix area residents are starting to turn on air conditioners.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — With temperatures in the 80s, Valley residents have been turning on their air conditioners early.

This is only the beginning, and we all know the inevitable is coming. Being prepared for the heat is the key to comfort and less hassle when the temperatures reach their threshold.


The linked article goes onto discuss maintenance tasks for a/c.

Here at 5500 feet above sea level in the Prescott, Az mountains we are not using a/c. We are still running our furnace at night. It has been abnormally warm in the daytime hours here, but no a/c is needed.