So far, you’ve managed the summer swelter as well as anyone can in the greater Phoenix area. But the heat isn’t quite over yet. Because air conditioning is critical to comfortable living in the desert, it’s a good idea to pay attention to these AC oversights that can crop up this time of year.
This may be the most common oversight of all air conditioning-related issues. In Arizona’s dusty desert climate, clean air filters are absolutely essential. Running your AC unit 24/7 throughout the entire summer means you are moving a tremendous volume of air through your home each and every day. Replacing your air conditioning filters on a monthly basis is advised, especially if you have someone with a respiratory condition living in your home.
Over the last three years, programmable thermostats have grown incredibly more useful and much easier to use. In other words, it’s time to ditch the old school thermostat for one that’s smarter. Consider these four top line benefits of a smart, programmable thermostat:
- Smart thermostats learn your schedule and habits and will adjust the indoor temperature accordingly.
- Raising the temperature when you are at work or away from the house saves money.
- Programmable thermostats save you time. You won’t be forgetting to constantly reset the temperature.
- All models now include a smartphone app that allows you to control your thermostat from anywhere.
One of the most serious oversights when it comes to air conditioning is saving money by foregoing regular service calls. It’s easy enough to forget. Especially if your AC unit seems to be working just fine. Yet, it’s important to remember that the Sonoran Desert is an unforgiving place. Many AC units are located on the roof where temperatures can easily exceed 150 degrees. Running flat out for months at a time, HVAC systems are put under tremendous stress. The simple fact is regular maintenance is the best insurance against expensive major repairs.
At Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating, we believe in preventive maintenance all year round to ensure little problems don’t turn into big ones. Especially now that monsoon season is almost over and fall is at our doorstep, our friendly and knowledgeable technicians will assess your HVAC system. We promise to provide you with outstanding maintenance while documenting priority repairs to keep your AC unit running cold and strong the rest of the summer season. Call our experts today at 480-968-5652 to schedule your visit. It’s never too late so don’t wait!