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In recognition of Juneteenth, our offices will close early on Friday, June 17th at 3pm and will be closed on Monday, June 20th.
For maintenance emergencies, 
please call (575) 479-1127.
The greatest air conditioner in the world is only going to cool your home about 20 degrees cooler than the current outside temperature. Maybe a little more if you take the time to implement a few of these helpful tips for cooling your home on extremely hot days – like during a heat wave where temperatures exceed 90 degrees!
Here are 5 tips to cool your home better during a heat wave!
Anything you can do to keep your home a little bit cooler on extremely hot days will mean your air conditioning system does not need to be running as long for each cooling cycle; which will save you money on cooling costs as well as conserve energy.
1. Set the thermostat higher
In extreme temperatures it’s best not to turn “up” the AC because it puts your AC unit in an uphill fight trying to cool down your home. Set your thermostat on 75-78 degrees (or higher). This temperature is still comfortable while not overworking your unit and potentially causing it to freeze over.
2. Turn the fan switch to the “on” position
Turning your fan switch to the “on” position instead of leaving it on “auto” will help circulate the air in your home and also help rooms that are too hot or cool. This approach will help “some” with the temperature differences in 2 story homes.
3. Keep shades closed on extremely hot days
Natural shade of trees and closed the curtains/shades can keep the home cooler. Keeping the shades closed on the sunny side of the house will assist in cooling the home on extremely hot days.
4. Don’t use appliances on extremely hot days
Not using the stove, dishwasher or dryer on extremely hot days will help keep your home cooler by simply not introducing heat into an already warm environment. Isn’t summer a great time to use the grill and cook outdoors? Who doesn’t love a good BBQ!?!
5. Properly maintain your air conditioning unit for maximum efficiency
A properly maintained air conditioning system will yield years of comfort in your home. Be sure to replace your air filter once a month or every two weeks if you have pets. Not changing the filter can result in a unit shutdown because the components are being stressed.
Visit websites like https://www.ready.gov/heat for additional guidance on how to deal with extreme heat.
Don’t forget Air filters are available at the community center for self install or can be changed by the maintenance team by submitting a work order.
As summer approaches we want to remind residents of our community standards regarding pools:  Resident Guide 6.12 - Safety First! Small wading pools that allow no more than 8-inches of water are permitted. An adult (18 years or older) must be present to supervise pool use and pools must be emptied after each use.  Pools are not to be utilized in the front or sides of homes.”  We appreciate your observance of these standards. 
As a reminder, trash pickup has returned to its normal schedule!
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Most people are not aware that skin cancer, while largely preventable, is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 3.5 million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed annually. By following some simple steps, you can still enjoy your time in the sun and protect yourself from overexposure. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends these action steps to help you and your family be “SunWise.”
  • Do NOT Burn
  • Avoid Sun Tanning and Tanning Beds
  • Generously Apply Sunscreen
  • Wear Protective Clothing
  • Seek Shade
  • Use Extra Caution Near Water, Snow and Sand
  • Check the UV Index
  • Get Vitamin D Safely
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