As the summer heat intensifies, evaporative coolers may become ineffective to some home owners. We recommend that you have your central air conditioning system serviced by a reputable air conditioning company. Some ways to find reputable air conditioning companies include asking friends, neighbors, and family who they recommend, and going online to check reviews such as Yelp.com, Google+, citysearch.com, etc.

If done properly, a central air conditioning tune-up should take a well-trained technician anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes to complete. One of the most important things a homeowner can do to ensure proper operation of their home comfort system is to have it serviced twice a year. Many companies offer maintenance programs that offer twice-a-year service, priority service, and discounts on repairs and/or replacement. Maintenance could reduce unnecessary failures during the extreme hot weather here in the desert. A well-maintained system will not only reduce unwanted repairs, but help reduce cost as well.

One of the most common problems we encounter is a dirty or plugged filter which can greatly reduce the efficiency of a system and increase energy costs. Imagine yourself getting ready to run a marathon race with a full-length fur coat on and trying to breathe out of a cocktail straw. How efficient would you be in this race? Remember your home comfort system, both central air conditioning and evaporative cooler, work harder and longer than your family car. Yet many of us take better care of our car than we do our indoor comfort systems.

During the hot summer days when temperatures and humidity levels are high, central air conditioning is a must. But as the sun sets over the desert, temperatures and humidity levels drop significantly. This allows those of us who have evaporative cooling or swamp coolers to switch over to enjoy sleeping under fresh clean healthy air, waking up rested, refreshed and ready to take on a new day.