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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Heat Wave Is Coming!

What is likely to be the hottest weather we will have all year is forecasted to hit us in the southeast this coming weekend, temps in the triple digits!!  So hopefully you've been doing your part to ensure you'll stay cool by maintaining your a/c?  If not, you are likely to find yourself with a hot living space in the next month or two!  It's never too late to start, so here's a short list of simple things you can do at home to get the most for your money from your a/c:
  • change your air filter(s) every 30 to 90 days. Depending on how quickly your filter(s) gets dirty
  • keep shades, blinds, windows closed to keep out sunlight as much as possible during the day when you aren't home
  • have a Preventative Maintenance Plan with a licensed, fully certified hvac company like Environmental
  • keep all bushes, grass, and other debris clear from around your a/c unit outside.  a 2 foot minimum clearance is best
  • take a quick look at your ductwork.  if it looks old and/or appears to be falling apart, have a professional take a look at it.  you would be AMAZED how much efficiency is lost because of loose and/or deteriorated ductwork
These are some of the major points that you at home can take care of in just a short amount of time. If taken care of, these things can help ensure you stay cool in the hottest of weather and achieve the longest life possible from your a/c and heating system without getting HUGE electric bills.  If you have any questions at all or would like to sign up for Environmental's Preventative Maintenance Plan, just give us a call at the number below or visit our website, thanks for reading and stay cool folks!



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  2. I am glad you took the time to share these helpful points here. The heat wave is going to make hell out of everyone living the beach areas. Hence, it is important that they considerHVAC Service Richmond for their air conditioners.

  3. This heat wave is amazing...Keeping the AC perfectly maintained and in working order is more important than ever!