These first few weeks of Summer have felt surprisingly hot and humid. The Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, which the greater Chester County area is located within, has been struck with three unanticipated heat waves in the past two weeks. Temperatures remained at or over 90 degrees for over four days in a row. The surrounding days were in the mid or high 80’s. These were record high temperatures for this area. The last time a temperature was recorded this high during this time of year was 1985.
It is important that homeowners are prepared for unanticipated heat waves. This means that your air conditioning system is up and running smoothly when you need it most. But – how can you make sure that it is up and running smoothly before a heat wave hits?
- Test Run
You can start by test running your system. Turn it on before it gets hot and see if you can troubleshoot any problems. If there are any problems, this will give you ample time to seek professional help before it gets too hot. When contacting a technician during an off season you will have a wider range of times to schedule your appointment and will receive quicker service. This can be very beneficial for those who have very busy schedules. So remember – it’s all about timing!
- Preventative Maintenance
Preventative Maintenance should be performed once a year on your Air Conditioning system during the Spring or Summer months. Preventative maintenance cleaning ensures that your air conditioning system are clean and running efficiently. When performing preventative maintenance technicians check a variety of features to ensure that the system is running smoothly. This includes checking operating pressures and temperatures, the thermostat, pumps, cleaning of condenser and evaporating coilers, changing nozzles, lubricating parts, and inspecting equipment for leaks.
Preventative maintenance also includes the changing or cleaning of filters. This is very important, especially if you have pets or a lot of dust in your home. If you don’t change your filter it can disperse sickness, germs, dust, and dander into the air of your home. You can purchase your filter before your technician arrives at your scheduled appointment. You can find filters easily online at www.filters.com or at home improvement stores such as Home Depot or Lowe’s.
We offer preventative maintenance contracts to our customers. This contract gives customers cleanings at a lower price. It also gives customers 15% off parts and labor in the case of a break down. It will allow you to save hundreds of dollars on gas, oil, and electric bills. It is guaranteed to lengthen the life of your equipment! We highly recommend this contract as an incentive for our customers to perform regular cleanings. This prevents breakdowns and will keep you cool, refreshed, and happy!
So remember – if you want to avoid the chaotic panic of a breakdown during a heat wave, always test run your system ahead of time and perform preventative maintenance to ensure you system is clean and running efficiently. If you are interested in a preventative maintenance cleaning contract – do not hesitate to give us a call. Until next time – stay cool and enjoy your weekend!