“March has arrived, but summer seems not to want to retire”, thus began the publication made on Twitter by the official account of the National Meteorological Service about what the weather will be like in the coming weeks.
In the midst of this heat wave that a large part of the country is suffering, “there is a greater probability of registering temperatures above normal in much of central and northern Argentina” during the end of March, April and May.
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“Due to this situation, late heat wave events can develop, especially in the first part of autumn,” they explained from the SMN.
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The National Meteorological Service also explained that this summer ends “as the warmest recorded in Argentina, leaving the torrid summer of 1988-1989 in second place.” So far in March, the heat has not let up and high temperatures are expected this week. Unfortunately, rain is not on the radar at the moment.
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Energy consumption remains high amid the heat wave and the return to activity after the holidays. (Photo: Adobe Stock)
How to save energy and keep the house cool
Turn off the lights in rooms that you do not use and unplug appliances that are not being used, such as cell phone chargers, microwaves, or electric kettles. Use fans, which help move the air or, if necessary, leave the air conditioning at 24° . Cleaning the filters so that it cools better is another point to consider. Prioritize the use of LED technology lamps, which can last twice as long as low consumption lamps and consume half as much. increase its power. Do not leave the television in standby mode or stand by. Plug all the equipment into a shoe to be able to connect and disconnect them easily and thus avoid having them in standby mode. Regarding the refrigerator, one of the electrical appliances that consumes more energy because its use is constant, they recommend locating it away from the wall in order to allow air circulation in the back and away from heat sources or direct sunlight; do not introduce hot food, because more energy is consumed to cool it; open it as little time as possible; check that the door seals are in good condition; If you have to buy, opt for no-frost, which prevents the formation of ice and this consumes less energy. When using the washing machine, choose the maximum load capacity and short wash cycles (long ones are not they always clean more: it is only necessary to use them with excessively dirty clothes). Using cold water also cuts the cost in half.