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AC Maintenance Tips for the Summer Heat

The wait until the true heat of summer arrives continues to get shorter, which means that an air conditioner will become one of the more valued home appliances around. Keeping the cool air humming all summer long is the goal, yet circumstances can develop that require some Arlington TX AC repair.

Cool Tech Mechanical is a local air conditioner company that can handle these types of issues. Yet we know that by following the series of simple maintenance tips below when it comes to your AC unit, any Arlington TX AC repair we undertake won’t end up costing you a huge chunk of change.

These include:

Schedule Regular Inspections and seasonal tune up

Most homeowners don’t have the time nor do they know exactly what to look for when inspecting an AC unit. Choosing an air conditioner company that has the experience and know-how to handle this type of job is always the smart move, with Cool Tech Mechanical fitting the description.Becoming a member of Cool Tech’s  “Cool Comfort Priority Service” program is no upfront cost to you and gives you not only priority service status and reduced cost tune ups ( currently $59.00 per system) but also 15% discount on repairs and a 2-year parts and labor warranty on all repairs. And there is no long term obligation as you can cancel at any time.  This type of move can often detect problems at their earliest stages, while also making sure that everything is properly tuned for the long summer ahead.

The Value of Air Filters

You don’t even need to schedule an inspection when it comes to your air filter. By checking on it once a month, you can determine when enough dirt and debris has collected in that area. When that time comes, simply replace it and you’ll be able to save on energy costs as you stay cool. This process has been likened to checking your car’s oil since both aspects are necessary to keep things running for a long time.

Install a New AC

Some people keep their unit running through proper maintenance, yet even the most attentive homeowners know that a new air conditioning installation inevitably has to take place. A unit that was put in a decade ago doesn’t have the latest energy-efficient aspects connected to it, or uses R-22 refrigerant which is in it’s last years of a government mandated phase out making it obsolete and very expensive to add in the event of a leak, so should be considered for replacement. Scheduling an air conditioning installation will help take advantage of AC units with new technology and the new R-410a refrigerant  that now routinely save 40 percent or more on energy costs. Those savings can effectively pay for the unit in the years ahead while improving your comfort level.

Obtain a Programmable Thermostat

One way to save on energy costs and also avoid changing the temperature on a thermostat is to get one that’s programmable or one of the smart learning thermostat like the Nest Pro or Ecobee that will learn and adjust to your lifestyle and give you Wi-Fi connectivity so you can control it with your smart phone. You don’t need cooler temperatures when no one’s around, so why pay extra energy costs? In addition, you may want it cooler or warmer at night while sleeping which can be programed to adjust automatically.

Insulation is Your Friend

Poor insulation in the attic or leaks around windows and the AC ducts can send a healthy supply of cool air outside, or allow heat to more easily transfer to the living space which doesn’t do you any good. By adding insulation and weatherizing the cracks and openings that exist through the use of things like weatherstripping and caulk, the cool air remains sealed inside and the warm air outside as much as possible and improve your energy usage and comfort.

Choosing Right

Cool Tech Mechanical is the air conditioner company you want to handle your AC-related concerns, primarily because of their commitment to customer service. Cool Tech Mechanical is A+ rated by the BBB, has over 300 reviews with an overall A rating and winner 4 years in a row of the “Super Service Provider” on Angie’s list, Is a “Top Pro” on Thumbtack and is a member of “The Good Contractors List” that backs our work with third party arbitration and a $10,000 do it right guarantee. So when you’re considering an air conditioning installation or need some Arlington TX AC Repair, make sure to call the professionals at Cool Tech.

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