The last thing you want to hear when temperatures leap above 90 degrees Fahrenheit is the chug of a malfunctioning air conditioning unit, but its exactly that sort of breakdown that keeps Arlinghaus technicians like Bryan Nelson working around the clock every summer. Our service team is seeing an influx of calls, he said. A day like today, we can run from 7 a.m. to midnight. Its good business for him, but bad news for families left slowly boiling in the heat when their air conditioners give up the ghost. We asked Nelson for some quick tips to help keep an air conditioner running smoothly all year long. Clear anything around your unit. The system cant breathe, Nelson explained, if its being choked by plants or other nearby objects. It needs to allow air to come in from the side and up through the top. Change your indoor filter every 30 days. The box might say every 90 days, but Nelson recommended once a month to keep your AC functioning at top capacity. Switch your system from auto to on during warm days to circulate air flow. If you experience a major system failure, Arlinghaus offers one more service thats worth knowing about, Nelson said. An Arlinghaus technician can come out to your house and offer a second opinion, just like a doctor might, to help ensure the repairs youre paying for are necessary and being done correctly.
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