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                            Keep Cool in the Summer Heat

Summertime in Albuquerque means hot temperatures and lots of air conditioning. To keep your home as cool as possible, here are a few tips:

· Provide effective shade for east and west windows.

· If possible, don’t run heat-generating appliances like the dryer or       dishwasher until the evening.

· Don’t let in unwanted heat and humidity during the day. Keep your   home closed as much as possible during the day to retain coolness.

· Use ceiling fans as much as possible. They are very effective in           keeping rooms cool.

· If possible, consider replacing older air conditioning compressors       with more modern, high-efficiency units. These not only work more   efficiently, they also help with electricity costs.

· Don’t use a humidifier at the same time your air conditioner is           running.

· Close off unused rooms and vents to more effectively cool rooms         you do use more often.

· Try to provide shade for your air conditioner, which can increase its   efficiency by up to 10%.

· Turn off your air conditioner if you’re gone longer than an hour.

· Don’t forget your pets! Keep your animals indoors if possible, and     if they must be outdoors, provide them with plenty of cool water       and lots of shade! Don’t leave them in sealed vehicles, even for a       few minutes.!

                                   Crime Prevention Updates 
In trying to keep current on crime in our City and neighborhood we have two new links on our website.  APD Northeast Area Command and the APD Foothills Command.  The link will take you to their page which has numerous links for all the information you may want regarding police reports and reporting, records search, protecting yourself and property, and numerous up to date resources at your fingertips.  These links are quite informative and useful.    Also take a look at Take a look to your right.


Start a Neighborhood Watch on Your Block

Fight crime in your block: consider starting a Neighborhood Watch on your block.  This is one of the best ways to reduce crime and get to know your neighbors at the same time.  Contact LHNA and we will assist you in starting a Neighborhood Watch in conjunction with the Albuquerque Police Department.  Once you have set up your Neighborhood Watch Ladera Heights Neighborhood Association will pay for the Neighborhood Watch signs.  Take an active role in creating a safer more secure neighborhood by organizing a Neighborhood Watch on your block. 

Guidelines for starting a Neighborhood Watch :

City of Albuquerque Website

What's Happening In Albuquerque

APD Foothills Command

APD NorthEast Command 

Bernalillo County Government

Albuquerque Public Schools