Summer’s Here: Are You Ready?

It’s that time of year again. Parks are empty and swimming pools are full. Yep, the 100 degree temperatures are here to stay for a while. But if you’re prepared, you don’t have to suffer. Consider these tips from the Phoenix air conditioning contractors at Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Plumbing.

Ways to Beat the Heat

There are several steps you can take to help stay cool this summer. Staying hydrated is critical because this helps your body sweat and maintain a normal body temperature. Avoiding sunburn is important, not just because of the damage it does to the skin. A sunburn reduces your body’s ability to rid itself of heat. Also, wear light-colored, lightweight clothing. Dark or tight clothing holds in heat and prevents your body from cooling properly.

But most important: make sure your home air conditioning system is in tip top shape.

Prepare Your AC for Summer

When it comes to the home air conditioning system, most homeowners don’t think too much about it. When summer arrives, they just set the temperature and flip the “on” switch. But it’s important to make sure you take care of your system so that it can take care of you.

  • Change the filter if you haven’t put in a new one recently. It’s recommended that filters be replaced each month to ensure that they aren’t clogged and restricting air flow.
  • Test your system to make sure it’s working properly. To do this, switch the system from “heat” to “cool” and turn the temperature to 78 degrees. If the system turns on but doesn’t blow cool air, you should call a Phoenix air conditioning contractor at Chas Roberts to assess the problem.
  • Get a professional diagnostic on your system. If your air conditioning system isn’t working, it’s important to have a Phoenix AC contractor check it out right away. Through August 15, 2014, Chas Roberts is offering a no-cost diagnostic. Homeowners whose air conditioning isn’t working properly can have one of Chas Roberts’ skilled technicians come to their home at no cost to diagnose the problem and recommend proper steps to fix the system.
  • Have regular professional maintenance performed on the system. Chas Roberts offers the Comfort Assurance Plan (C.A.P.), which includes twice annual system checks. A professional Phoenix AC contractor from Chas Roberts will look at the system’s refrigerant levels, electrical performance measurement, clean the condenser coils, and more.

With temperatures in triple digits, it’s not wise to wait to fix a broken AC system. Contact Chas Roberts today for a diagnostic. To schedule an appointment online, visit or call (602) 943-3426 in Phoenix or (520) 618-1884 in Tucson.