Evaporative coolers, known as swamp coolers, are more common here than in most parts of the country, but there’s still some confusion about how they actually work. Most people are accustomed to either a swamp cooler or a traditional central AC, so they’ve never really needed to think about the components involved in the cooling process.
Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Archive for March, 2017
An air conditioner won’t run reliably forever. In an area like ours, where summers reach the triple digits, technicians get pretty busy in the summer as air conditioners are working their hardest and become more likely to break down. But often, the problems our techs are dealing with could have been detected earlier with less trouble—or even prevented entirely.
An air conditioning system tune-up in the early spring can save you a lot of trouble as temperatures start to spike. Get your AC tune-up before the season begins. Learn more about why this is so important in the guide below, and consider joining our maintenance program for the ultimate in savings.
We were out at McGee Park this last weekend, at the 23rd Annual SJC Home Improvement & Building Expo, and had a fun time seeing our old friends and meeting new ones!
Change filters regularly
Clogged air filters reduce airflow and make heating and cooling systems work longer and harder. Clean filters mean less housework, too. Change your filter at least 4 times per year.
Keep compressors free and Clear
Central air conditioning and heat pump systems rely on outdoor compressor units to exchange hot air for cold. To do the job, these units need unobstructed surroundings. Each spring and fall, check the area around the compressors for obstructions. Use a brush or garden hose to remove any leaves, cotton, or other debris that might restrict airflow. Trim any shrubs or plants. Make sure compressors are free to breath!