It’s official: Denver, Colorado has the third worst urban heat island in the country. This was the conclusion of nonprofit climate news organization Climate Central after analyzing the temperatures of 60 U.S. cities from 2003 to 2014. Denver’s average temperatures have increased by 4.9 °F throughout this timespan, but Las Vegas, Nevada experienced the highest change, with about 7.3 °F. That said, things are actually getting worse everywhere, as Doyle Rice of USA Today reports.
Considering that 80 percent of Americans live in densely packed metropolitan areas, it is not surprising that the need for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in Denver is greater than ever before. Residents can rest easy, though, because Denver heating and cooling experts like Total Plumbing have got their backs.