On June 15th, we kicked off the monsoon season in Arizona. Throughout the Grand Canyon state this time of year means wild thunderstorms, dust storms, heavy rains, occasional hailstorms, and flash floods. Humidity levels will soon be rising to uncomfortable levels, and the Valley of the Sun will no longer experience a dry heat.
In other words, it’s a good time to prepare in advance for the impending monsoon storms that can cause power outages knocking out your AC. And it’s also a good time for our professional team to share some tips to help keep your HVAC system running properly.
Check and Replace Air Filters
Probably the most important tip we can offer is to check and replace your air filters on a frequent basis during monsoon season. With all the dust in the air, HVAC air filters can quickly become clogged causing your air conditioning unit to work harder to pump out clean, cool air. Rather than wait for a problem to arise due to dirty or clogged air filters, change out your air filters at least once a month.
Keep Up on Landscaping Maintenance
Monsoon thunderstorms bring gusty winds that can range from 30 to 40 mph to sometimes 60 to 70 mph during a localized microburst. There may even be more widespread bursts of damaging winds called downbursts. These winds can break off tree branches, cacti, kick up leaves, rocks, and dirt. All this debris can fly into the AC unit along with your home’s exterior. To reduce the chances of this happening, make certain to clear around the outside of your AC unit, and make sure trees and shrubs are properly pruned.
Schedule an HVAC Tune Up
It’s never too late for HVAC maintenance. Don’t wait for your air conditioning to fail before giving us a call. With a quick tune up, Cool Blew’s technicians can identify and repair small issues before they become big problems. We’ll help ensure that your air conditioning system is running efficiently to save you money on your summertime energy bills.
Call Cool Blew to Help Keep You Cool
With daily outdoor temperatures ranging from the low 100 degrees to potentially over 117 degrees during monsoon season, you want your family to be comfortable indoors. Before the next monsoon storm arrives, call your expert technicians at Cool Blew to check on your HVAC system. Call us today at 623-872-2900 to schedule your appointment. We’re not comfortable until you are!