Why Phoenix’s air conditioner won’t quit
— Phoenix air conditioners will keep working in Phoenix this week, but only if the city can find a replacement.
The air conditioning system is rated at an average of 10,000 hours per year and requires maintenance, meaning it’s likely to keep operating at peak capacity.
If Phoenix can’t find a new air conditionerm, there are a number of options.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton says it could be up to a year before a new system can be installed.
In other words, Phoenix’s old system is unlikely to be replaced until a new one is approved.
Stanton said he thinks that’s likely for a while, but that he has not ruled out the possibility of an emergency replacement.
If it’s not a replacement, Stanton said, he’ll work with Phoenix to determine whether it would be cost effective to extend service to Phoenixers, but not if.