I've been working in Tucson (approx 100 miles south of Phoenix) in the supermarket refrigeration field for about 13 years. It does get hot during the summers but I find it easier to deal with than South Florida weather (90* and 90% humidity).
I think the hottest I've seen it was 117*. There was a summer not to long ago that I believe we had almost 100 days over 100*. I feel for the guys that are out on the roofs day in and day out in that kind of weather. Doing market refrigeration keeps you inside quite a bit.
I was born and raised till the age of ten in Phoenix, then moved to California, Modesto area, where I do A mix of residential,commercial and some low temp servicing and repair work,would like to get into more low temp work so I could work inside more.
Im moving from baltimore to phoenix in early march. I hear the pay is pretty good there. Also looking for a job when i come out if anyone is interested? 3 yrs exp (mainly as a service tech) 1 yr Hvac trade school. cfc cert. Im tired of changing compressors in 10 degree waether :-)
I am an Az tech and love doing service work. There are days in the summer where I just want to die.. a nice glass of hot water would taste so good.. actually if you prepare for the day with a good breakfast and plenty of water you are usually okay, you will have those moments but you survive. Installers in the summer work early and hard before the temp goes above 100.. If you prepare you will survive.. good luck.