The Heat Is On – Is Your Air Conditioner Ready to Weather the Dog Days of Summer?

July 23rd, 2018 was just another record setting day in Phoenix. The National Weather Service recorded an all-time high daily temperature peaking at 115 degrees. You don’t have to ask Arizona residents if global warming is real. Phoenix temperatures have been on the rise for years. Statistics prove summer starts earlier and lasts longer with more triple digit days than ever before. Record highs are being set on a regular basis, and there’s no cooling trend in sight. The only cooling to be found is inside your home.

While You Cool Your Heels, Your Air Conditioner Bakes in the Sun

If you think you’re hot, consider your air conditioner – especially if you own a rooftop unit. Exposed to the elements, baking under the blistering sun, rooftop HVAC units are subjected to temperatures routinely exceeding 140 degrees on a hot summer’s day. High winds and driving rains accompany monsoons while dust storms work to clog filters, coils and fittings. In the heat of summer, your air conditioner is the hardest working, most important appliance you own. It’s also one of the costliest. If you’ve experienced a summer air conditioner breakdown and have had to live without air conditioning for a few days, you know just how unpleasant a 95-degree indoor temperature can be.

Be Prepared – Thinking Ahead Can Prevent Serious Trouble Down the Road

Desert dwellers are a different sort. The dangerous heat of the relentless summer sun trains Arizonans to beware of the temperature and know the forecast. Being prepared before you head out into the elements is essential. Hikers know to bring sunscreen, plenty of water and to avoid the hottest part of the day when they go out on the trail. Motorists understand that a trip to the service station to gas up and check fluids is crucial before a long drive in the desert. “Be prepared,” is more than a slogan in Arizona.

Reliable Air Conditioners Are Often Forgotten Comrades in the Battle Against Arizona Heat

Most air conditioning units are manufactured to high standards and are very reliable pieces of equipment that last a long time – up to 10 to 15 years. It’s ironic that with the extreme weather conditions HVAC units perform under, especially in the hottest city in America, most people never give their air conditioner a second thought. That is, until something goes wrong. This year, why not consider a mid-summer AC check-up?

As we head into the hottest part of the summer, consider when was the last time your air conditioner was serviced? If it has been more than a year since your last air conditioning service, you might want to schedule a tune-up. Most air conditioners are running full tilt through the months of June, July, August and September. Our expert technicians will examine your unit, replace air filters, check the refrigerant, clean the coils and perform a thorough inspection to make sure everything is in top working order.

At Chandler Air, we believe an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of care. Call us today to schedule a time that works for you.

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