Turn on the A/C & Cool Down with CalFinder Experts

From on July 30, 2009 in

It’s officially Air Conditioning Season. Folks in southern Oregon are roasting outdoors in 100 degree heat waves, Texans are wilting in the 90s, and Phoenix, the hottest city in America, bakes its residents at over 110 degrees.

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These are the dog days of summer, so named because of the annual conjunction of Sirius (the dog star) and the red-hot sun. Now’s the time to check on the health of your A/C system. If you discover that it needs a tune-up, you’ll want to call an experienced professional that can trouble-shoot any problem asap. CalFinder’s certified air conditioning contractors can help you chill out, either by upgrading your existing system or installing new energy-saving equipment.

Most of the major residential A/C systems are manufactured in conjunction with heating and ventilation systems (HVAC), so the whole picture must be taken into account before making a decision. Lennox, Rheem, and Carrier are a few of the major brands available, and your CalFinder speciliast will know which one is right for your home.

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The Detroit News (yep, it’s hot in Motown, too) featured an article by “The Handyman” Glenn Haege, about making your air conditioning system more efficient. Lots of helpful tips and tidbits give you ways to think and feel cooler. He suggests, “If you are planning to replace your old air conditioner, make sure your contractor does a heat gain study and replaces it with a properly sized and Energy Star-rated air conditioner that will make you more comfortable and save you money.”