Like most home systems, AC units tend to fail at the worst possible time. That was the case for one Las Vegas homeowner in the middle of June as the temperatures in the city climbed to as high as 118 degrees in some areas. Part of the problem is that the Maciulewicz family didn’t realize there was a problem until their home was a balmy 95 degrees inside.
There was no time to waste. In temps like this, interior spaces can get hot and stuffy to the point that they’re unbearable. Even fans can’t help to circulate air effectively because it’s just too hot. Fortunately, the family quickly called Las Vegas Air Conditioning, who responded in short order.
What Happened Next…
Within no time, our friends at Las Vegas Air Conditioning had arrived, greeted not only by the grateful family but also by Jeff Gillan from Las Vegas’ own News 3. He was there to document the team’s prompt response and repair, which was completed in less than 30 minutes. The family was able to get back to comfort in no time, and the whole city heard about it.
We know what you’re thinking—if this sounds familiar, yes, this story is from 2016. However, it’s still a valuable story that rings true with several of us here in Las Vegas. When the thermometer starts climbing above 100 degrees, everyone worries about whether their air conditioner will be able to handle the heat.
Maintenance Tips to Prevent Breakdowns
If you want to avoid an unfortunately timed breakdown of your air conditioner, keep the following tips in mind:
- Always maintain your air conditioner on the manufacturer’s recommended schedule. If you can, purchase a maintenance package from your installer to ensure that it’s not missed.
- Turn the unit up four or five degrees when you’re not home. This will help keep it from overworking when no one is there to appreciate the extra effort.
- Call for assistance immediately if you hear something, see something, or smell something that doesn’t seem right. Turn off the unit until help arrives in case there’s something seriously wrong.
- Have a professional check your system in the spring and the fall to ensure it’s in good condition and doesn’t need any tune-ups.
It’s not hard to keep your AC unit in top shape. It just takes some time and attention, and these tips can help you get started.
Don’t Let This Happen to You!
If you’re worried about whether your AC will make it through the heat, don’t wait to find out the hard way. Call the professionals at Elite Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioningfor a full inspection of your system. We can perform maintenance, diagnose issues, and make repairs to keep your system operating at peak performance.
It’s better to be safe than sorry. Would you rather spend a little on maintenance and repairs now or hundreds on emergency services and repairs when things go wrong? Reach out now to see how we can help.
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