Cool Under Pressure: Don’t Neglect Your A/C!

Cool Under Pressure: Don’t Neglect Your A/C!

There are places in the U.S. where air conditioning is not necessarily a priority. Most of those places have relatively short summers, and many experience what you might call a “dry heat.” As you’re well aware, that is not the case in South Louisiana! Our summer often comes early, stays late, and the humidity can mildew a couch in an un-air-conditioned house in no time flat. That’s why it’s important to maintain your cooling system to avoid catastrophic problems.

It’s recommended that you have a contractor do annual pre-season check-ups before they enter their busy season. According to Energy Star, a typical maintenance check-up should include:

  • Check thermostat settings to ensure the cooling and heating system keeps you comfortable when you are home and saves energy while you are away.
  • Tighten all electrical connections and measure voltage and current on motors.
  • Lubricate all moving parts.
  • Check and inspect the condensate drain in your central air conditioner, furnace and/or heat pump (when in cooling mode).
  • Check controls of the system to ensure proper and safe operation..

But, if the unthinkable happens, and your a/c goes out during our still-toasty late summer/early fall, here are some local repair companies to call with an S.O.S.

A/C Solutions LLC (Covington, Mandeville)

(985) 327-3031; www.youracsolutions.com

 

Berner Air Conditioning & Heating (Mandeville)

(985) 727-2302; bernerair.com

 

Three Rivers Services LLC (Covington)

(985) 892-7071; threeriversairandheat.com