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How Hot Does It Get in Phoenix During the Summer?

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Reliable Air Conditioners in The Valley Are More Important Than Ever

With temperatures reaching record highs in Phoenix in the past year, the need for reliable air conditioning has never been more important. As local families look toward what will likely be another sweltering summer, it’s important to stay prepared by ensuring your home is equipped with the right AC system.

In this blog post, the industry-leading experts at Champion Air discuss how the rising temperatures in The Valley are impacting home comfort and what homeowners can do to ensure they remain comfortable on the hottest days.

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Average Summer Temperatures in Phoenix

Here in Phoenix, the summers are known for their intense sunshine and lack of rain, with average temperatures soaring between 104º and 106º F between June and August.

In fact, it’s the brutal summer heat that’s responsible for creating a high annual average temperature for Phoenix as a whole. For instance, in 2021, the annual average temperature was 76.3º F.

High heat has been a trend that’s been steadily increasing for decades. Here’s a breakdown of the 10 coldest years and 10 hottest years on record for Arizona that highlights just how much more prevalent higher temperatures have gotten in recent history:

10 Hottest Years

10 Coldest Years

Average Temp.


Average Temp.


77.3º F


67.8º F


77.2º F


68º F


77.1º F


68.1º F


76.9º F


68.6º F


76.7º F


68.6º F


76.7º F


68.7º F


76.7º F


68.8º F


76.4º F


68.9º F


76.4º F


68.9º F


76.3º F


68.9º F



Phoenix’s Record Highs & Lows During 2023

In 2023, the trend toward higher temperatures was especially apparent, with Phoenix families experiencing the fourth hottest year in recorded history. According to the National Weather Service, the average high in Phoenix during 2023 was 88.8º F, with average temperatures overall set at 77º F.

How the Arizona Heat Impacts Your HVAC System

With rising temperatures in Phoenix, many families may be concerned about how this high heat can impact their AC systems. When temperatures rise, your AC has to work harder and longer to maintain consistent comfort, leading to higher energy bills and potential strain on your system.

Prolonged exposure to extreme heat can also lead to system overheating, reduced efficiency, and increased risk of breakdowns or malfunctions.

At Champion Air, we help families combat the effects of rising heat by offering high-quality air conditioning products from the industry’s leading manufacturer, Lennox.

We also provide the opportunity to strengthen your system’s performance, longevity, and reliability through our comprehensive HVAC maintenance plan, which includes:

  • Flexible scheduling
  • High-grade products
  • Two annual system tune-ups
  • 20% off labor and replacement parts
  • 10% off new unit purchases
  • Lifetime parts warranties
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Lennox air conditioner on a square of grass with white backgroundBeating the summer heat in Phoenix means having a system and team of technicians you can rely on to keep you comfortable when it counts.

At Champion Air, we’re proud to offer Arizona families the high-quality systems and services they need to ensure their homes remain cool and comfortable even on the hottest days of the year.

Don’t let high heat keep you from enjoying total comfort indoors — call 480-748-4000 to schedule air conditioning services in Phoenix with Champion Air today.

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