It’s Time To Tune Up Your A/C

trane_air_conditionerI’ve been waiting and waiting to talk about the most important thing you can do for your indoor air comfort during the summer months.  Yes, at last it’s that time of year again!  It’s time to get your air conditioner tuned up so it’s ready to roll for our first 80-degree day.  Since it’s been so long since we’ve experienced warmth, you may be contemplating never turning your cooling system on and just basking in the heat for a few months.  No matter how determined you are of that plan; don’t go in to summer unprepared.  My guess is that come mid-July you’ll be regretting your distaste for winter and would do anything for a cool breeze. 

Let me paint a picture for you:  You wake up on a Saturday morning, sticking to your sheets.  You check the weather forecast and it reports the tenth 90-degree day in a row with 85% humidity and nary a cloud in the sky.  It’s 9am and you glance down the street in your neighborhood confirming that, yes, the heat wave is still there, lurking in the distance.  It’s too hot for yard work or housework; the lakes feel like lukewarm bath water, and the moment you walk outside the heat and humidity bears down on you like a heavy, sopping wet blanket that, oddly enough, is on fire.  You walk to the thermostat and rip off the post-it note you wrote to yourself in late April that says, “Remember our record-breaking coldest spring!  Don’t turn on the A/C and enjoy that heat!”  You switch on your air conditioner and the glorious sound of the fan kicking to life reaches your ears.  You vow to get your house so cold that you’ll need a blanket!  Suddenly the fan sputters and grinds to a halt and that’s it, your A/C is dead.

Right now that hot day may seem like a welcome gift, but wouldn’t you rather be safe than sorry?  Practical Systems will come out to your home and for $99 we’ll perform our 20-point tune-up and inspection so you’re ready for the longest heat wave summer threatens to throw at us.  Our slots are filling up quickly!  To schedule your tune-up give Joann with Practical Systems a call at 952-933-1868 ext. 205.  Share our blog with the winter protestor you know and be sure to follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn for valuable cooling and air quality tips throughout the summer! 

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