Life in the northeast usually means dealing with storms, however not in the summer… Here, our Summer evenings get so chilly you need a blazer, even in July. However, this past year has had the most afternoons above 80 degrees in well over a decade. With these heat waves, there has come incredibly powerful storms… This is a problem, because houses in the northeast are not built to withstand hurricane force winds. Most of them are built with roofs that are designed to stop snow from building up on them so the roofs don’t collapse. They also often avoid cathedral ceilings, as the lower height is easier for a central heating systems to keep warm in the winter. This pattern of violent weather has caused Heating and A/C companies to become inundated with work, to the point that service in some areas is tough to come by. Homes and supplier just twenty miles south of me are having their heating and A/C air duct completely rebuilt due to a tornado ripping the roofs off. Heating and A/C companies have had to respond to the need for more workers by extending their ranges of clientele. For example, a buddy of mine lives in the last town hit by a tornado; his home wasn’t damaged, however he needed his correct Heating and A/C due to the central air conditioning being overworked in this heat. He was able to find a Heating and A/C supplier who could come by at the end of the week. When the central AC tech got there, my buddy found out that the guy had driven through 2 counties. I hope this heat wave ends soon–the northeast is not built for this kind of weather.