Ways to stay cool in the scorching heat


Grand Junction, Colo (KKCO) --- The heat is on as temperatures in Grand Junction continue to reach the nineties with no end in sight.

Locals are finding ways to stay cool during this heat wave. Grand Junction Resident John McKinney said he takes his family to Highline Lake to swim, and when the heat gets overwhelming, he heads up to Glenwood to enjoy cooler temperatures.

If staying cool and comfortable inside your home is more your speed, then make sure to follow these steps from local cooling experts that will protect your air-conditioning unit from breaking down.

• Change filters once a month
• Keep your thermostat at a constant temperature
• Don't put things near your cooling unit
• Maintenance is key


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