Warm weather is here, and it is a welcomed change for many Pacific Northwesterners that have struggled through a long, cold, and rainy season. However, the heat can be exhausting, so it’s important to focus on staying cool and comfortable this season. Are you sure your air conditioning is up to the task? Here are some ways to ensure that your AC keeps up with the summer heat.

Clean and/or replace your air filters.
Your air filters are small, but they play a huge role in how your cooling system functions. To ensure your system runs at peak efficiency, clean or change your filters every month, or every other month. This is especially crucial once summer weather starts. That’s because the air is circulating a lot of pollen, dust, and other allergens. Your AC filters work to capture those particles, in addition to dander and other things, so they don’t make their way into your home. If the filter becomes clogged, the machine has to work harder, and you’ll see an increase in your utility bills. Not to mention, if it is running hard, it puts excess strain and stress on the system and could shorten its lifespan or increase the risk for an unexpected breakdown.

Schedule your AC tune-up.
Air conditioning maintenance is an important part of being a responsible homeowner. It not only helps keep your cooling system running well for many summers to come, but it also helps detect small issues that could turn into a big problem later. During your maintenance appointment, we will clean the filters, check all of the internal components, including looking closely at the motor, and will run an energy efficiency check. If there are any problems, we will talk to you about them and make sure we get things repaired as quickly as possible.

Summer is a time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the beautiful weather. Stressing about a broken air conditioning system will only damper your summer fun and put a dent in your wallet. So, contact us today to learn more about getting your air conditioning system replaced, tuned-up, or repaired. Our experienced team at Specialty Heating and Cooling is here to help.

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