The sweltering temperatures this summer have had people cranking up the air in an effort to get relief.
Heating and cooling companies like Vanport Mechanical tell us, they’ve been working overtime to keep everyone cool.
That’s because a lot of people have been running their air conditioners or central air, 24/7 to beat the heat.
Your heating and cooling system is one of the most expensive investments in your home and in order to maintain it you need a yearly maintenance check, especially if you’re under warranty.
If you treat it right it could last you up to 20 years in some cases.
“I like to equate it to our vehicles. We all need our vehicles to go to work. Well, quite honestly we’ve come to that point where we all need our air conditioners to survive. Nobody wants to deal with this heat, this humidity that’s here. So in your car you’d certainly take care of it on a regular basis, you should do the same thing for your air conditioning”.
It’s also important to keep your air conditioning system free of debris so your efficiency is maximized, “So when you have a lot of debris, and you have a lot of plants, everything that’s there that’s choking that air off it can’t breathe.”
And remember to check your filters.
“Just that alone can be a great thing to do to make sure your system is going to survive and work. A dirty system can shut a system down very easily”.