We’ve got relatively mild temperatures coming up this week, which we welcome with open arms. Last year, the Farmington Daily Times reported record highs within a June heat wave that many of us remember as being one of the most stressful in recent memory. What should you expect for the months ahead this year?
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: it’s better to be safe than sorry. When your air conditioner is in good condition, you can be ready for whatever temperatures come your way. Check out our take on the heat waves to come and what you can do to prepare your home for spring and summer in the guide below!
Expect higher highs this year
We’ve hit record highs in recent years, and while temperature trends often fluctuate, this year the experts see no signs of them backing down. While we cannot give you a report months ahead with any certainty, our high temperature trends are dangerous and not worth taking any risks.
There are real dangers associated with a potential heat wave, including heat stroke, and you should always be prepared. Read on for our recommendations about preparing yourself and your home for warmer-than-average temperatures—or even average ones.
Make sure you have a quality air conditioner in place
If you’re using older window AC units to make it through the spring, they may not last into early summer. There’s never been a better time to install a central air conditioner. The benefit of convenience from a central thermostat is only part of the equation. Central air conditioners run more efficiently. In other words, you spend less on your energy bills for a system that is sized properly and uses the latest technology to run smoothly.
Prepare your evaporative cooler
If you currently use an evaporative cooler, as many people in our service area do, make sure it’s ready for the work ahead. You may need to call in an air conditioning expert for help, but in general, you’ll need to…
- Dismantle the unit and clean it out.
- Connect the water lines.
- Replace the cooling pad.
- Ensure proper water levels.
- Check the pump and motors.
Join our maintenance program for protection around the clock
Finally, the best way to be prepared for a hot summer is to join a maintenance program from a local contractor. Maintenance plans are a deal you make with a contractor to get annual service for your air conditioner. A tune-up can help to prevent your air conditioner from breaking down when you need it most—in the middle of a heat wave.
And our maintenance program is one of the best in the area. Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. offers annual or monthly payment plans, repair warranties, discounts on service, and reminder service. Most importantly, you get our 24-hour service guarantee, which means you are protected in the event of a heat wave.
Join one of the best maintenance programs available for your air conditioner in Farmington, NM. Don’t waste your time with the run-around. Call Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. and let us do it right the first time around!