2012 Was the Warmest Year in U.S. History

2012 is officially in the record books. The NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) recently announced that 2012 was the hottest year ever on record for the continental United States, the second-worst for “extreme” weather, such as hurricanes, droughts or floods, and the 10th warmest year globally since record keeping began in 1880.

The year’s national average temperature of 55.3 degrees Fahrenheit was more than 3.2 degrees warmer than the average for the 20th century. Every state in the U.S. saw above-average temperatures in 2012, with 19 of them setting annual records of their own. During the summer, nearly 100 million people experienced 10 or more days with temperatures greater than 100°F and there were 356 all-time high temperature records set or tied in 2012. 

With the record heat we experienced last year, your HVAC systems may need maintenance before they will be fully operational again. Contact Bachman’s, Inc. to begin implementing a preventive maintenance plan. Following a proper maintenance plan will add longevity to an HVAC unit’s life-span, as well as strengthen the unit’s performance leading to fewer breakdowns, more affordable repair, greater efficiency, and energy and cost savings. 

Newsletter, February 2013, Volume 3, Issue 10