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Beat the Heat: Now’s the Time for an A/C Tune-Up

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It’s the beginning of June, but here in Westchester and Putnam, we’ve already had a little taste of the dog days of summer that lay ahead. The summer heat can be made more bearable with a reliable air conditioning unit.

That reliability starts with routine maintenance — which will not only keep you cool when you need it most, but will save you money and headaches in the long run. That’s why the experts at Robison suggest you have your cooling system professionally serviced every spring. But there are also things you, as a homeowner, can do to ensure your A/C works efficiently all summer long:

1. Keep your air filter clean: You can improve your air conditioning system efficiency by 5 percent with routine cleaning and changing filters at least every 90 days. A dirty filter restricts airflow into your HVAC system’s air handler, putting extra strain on its components, which can lead to potential burnout of the motor and a broken A/C. Refer to your manufacturer’s instructions for correct filter size and steps for properly replacing it.

2. A little inspection saves the day: Take a look around and make sure the A/C unit is on a level surface and that there’s at least two feet of clearance around it. Clear away any debris (such as leaves, sticks and other materials). Check that the insulation around the refrigerant lines is intact.

3. Give your A/C a test run: Flip the switch and determine if your home is getting cooler, if the unit is quiet and if it appears to be performing as expected. Note that when you first turn on your A/C for the season, you may notice a smell. That’s the air conditioner’s way of clearing out the dust that may have settled since the last time you ran the unit and will dissipate shortly.

Summer-ize your home with the help of the pros!

Fixing problems early will ensure your A/C is ready for heavy use. At Robison, our Service Plans will help you and your family stay cool all summer long by giving your A/C the professional tune-up it should have every spring. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will check such things as refrigerant levels, overall performance, mechanical components, thermostat, air ducts and more. Should you need repairs on a malfunctioning unit or the installation of a new one, it’s Robison to the rescue!

Robison is your trusted source for everything related to home comfort. We provide complete HVAC services to homeowners in Westchester and Putnam including air conditioning, air cleaners, high or low humidity, drafts, and system balancing, and everything your home needs to prepare for summer. Call us today to schedule your A/C tune up: 914-345-5700 or visit www.robisonoil.com/contact-us.