Service Experts Provides Tips to Keep the Air Conditioner in Top Condition This Summer

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The highest temperatures of the year are around the corner. With summer
officially arrived, it is important to keep in mind that air
conditioning isn’t only about keeping your home cool and comfortable;
increasing temperatures affect us in many ways.

According to NASA, work productivity decreases by 45% when temperatures
reach 95o F. In addition, high temperatures and humidity can
be dangerous for people in poor health. For example, heat exacerbates
the symptoms of MS, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society says
sufferers may qualify for a tax deduction on air conditioning equipment
with a physician’s prescription.

Not only does the heat lower work production and aggravate symptoms of
neurological conditions, it could interfere with sleep habits and
patterns, making it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep.

A properly maintained air conditioning system will help keep homeowners
and their families comfortable and healthy all summer long and, if the
air conditioning system is running efficiently, can actually help to
lower peak summer energy bills. Service Experts Heating & Air
Conditioning, the largest HVAC company in North America with 90
locations across the continent, has provided a few tips that will help
keep air conditioners running properly and efficiently during the heat
of the summer.

  1. Air conditioning equipment should be cleaned annually to maintain
    proper function. The manufacturer’s manual usually will explain how to
    flush the drain to help prevent mold and mildew from forming in the
    equipment. This cleaning service is included in every Precision™
    Tune-Up from Service Experts, along with cleaning the outside system
    to remove grass, dirt, and other debris that could be affecting the
    air conditioner’s ability to function efficiently.
  2. In mild climates, it is okay to turn the air conditioning system off
    when no one will be home. It typically won’t take an excessive amount
    of energy to cool the house upon return, depending on the size of the
    home. A programmable thermostat allows for the temperature to be
    adjusted up or down from a phone or computer so homeowners can adjust
    the temperature before leaving the office to ensure the house is cool
    upon arrival.
  3. Humidity during the summer often makes it feel much, much warmer than
    the actual temperature. A properly designed and sized air conditioning
    and air ductwork system will remove humidity from the air as the
    cooling system operates. Leaving air supply registers (room air vents)
    closed, even in rooms that are not in use, could contribute to poor
    air flow and increased indoor humidity. Closing air vents may also
    cause the air conditioning system to run less efficiently and possibly
    increase energy costs, and create hot spots throughout the house due
    to the restriction of air flow.
  4. During an annual air conditioning tune-up, an HVAC (Heating,
    Ventilation and Air Conditioning) technician will evaluate safety
    features, fluids, parts, ductwork and other aspects of the system.
    This helps ensure the entire comfort system is operating at peak
    efficiency. Also remember, in many cases the manufacturer’s warranty
    isn’t valid if the system doesn’t receive a yearly tune-up service, so
    it is important to make sure maintenance is up to date on an air
    conditioning system to keep the warranty and lower repair costs. From
    June 27th – August 19th, Service Experts locations will offer sales on
    Precision™ Tune-Ups. Discounts vary by location, from about 30-70% off
    the regular price.
  5. If investing in an HVAC system upgrade, know that Lennox is offering
    up to $1700 off certain equipment this summer. In some cities, local
    utility companies are offering rebates. Service Experts reports that
    75% of their coverage areas have local rebates available, and all
    Service Experts locations are offering Lennox Rebates as well as many
    other product and service discounts. The U.S. government is even
    offering $500 tax credits on new high-efficiency equipment purchased
    by the end of 2016. (Certain sustainable systems have even higher
    discounts over a longer timeframe.) These credits can be combined with
    manufacturer’s rebates and Service Experts monthly payment programs to
    maximize savings to consumers.

Founded in 1996, Service Experts is a leading provider of HVAC repair,
maintenance, new equipment sales and related services to residential and
commercial customers in 29 states in the U.S. and three provinces in
Canada. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Service Experts is North
America’s largest heating and air conditioning company, with 90
locations serving approximately 2,000 homes and businesses, on average,
each working day. HVAC services include: residential HVAC service and
replacement; ancillary residential home services, including plumbing,
indoor air quality and energy audits; and commercial HVAC service,
maintenance and replacement for both light commercial customers and
large-scale national retail accounts. For more information on Service
Experts Heating & Air Conditioning sales, rebates and products and
services, visit


for Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning
Karla Neely,