Gaithersburg, MD (PRWEB) May 22, 2012
With the summer months not too far off, Wheat & Sons, a Gaithersburg air conditioning company, is recommending that people have their air conditioners inspected before the heat really kicks in. Maryland is known for particularly hot, humid summers, and a preseason air conditioner inspection is an easy way to make sure central air conditioners throughout the area will be able to do their jobs and keep their homes cool.
“It’s amazing the little things you can find during an air conditioner inspection,” says Michael Wheat, company president. “Air conditioner inspections often turn up minor things that are easy fixes when we catch them, but could lead to serious disasters if not taken care of.”
As a premier Gaithersburg air conditioner company, Wheat & Sons offers a wide range of air conditioner services to customers throughout Maryland and Washington, DC including air conditioner repair, air conditioner replacement and air conditioner installation. The company also advises a number of basic air conditioner maintenance steps homeowners can take to ensure their air conditioners work properly all summer:
Make sure the compressor is clear – air conditioner compressors need at least two feet of space on all sides in order to radiate heat effectively. Keep the area free of dirt and debris and prune back any trees or bushes to ensure adequate compressor operation.
Keep air filters clean – AC filters are designed to keep dust, bacteria and other contaminants out of the indoor air. Over time, however, those filters can fill up and totally block airflow – especially in the summer when the AC is running constantly. To ensure maximum airflow, filters should be changed or cleaned once a month.
Check the thermostat – during the summer, thermostats should be set to around 72 F. This temperature is comfortable for most people in the area and is widely considered to be the most efficient temperature for air conditioners to operate.
Wheat & Sons is offering air conditioner inspections all spring long. More information about their Gaithersburg air conditioner inspections can be found on their website.
About James A. Wheat & Sons
James A. Wheat & Sons has been providing residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout Montgomery County, Maryland and NW Washington, DC with award-winning plumbing, heating and air conditioning services since 1978. For more information about James A. Wheat & Sons and their certifications, call Jeff Wheat at 301-670-1944.