Spring brings with it warmer weather (warmer than our already mild winters, at lease). It also brings with it an increase in allergens in the air. As soon as the temperature remains consistently high for 3 to 4 days, which usually happens in April, the pollen count in the air rises steeply. This can make life unpleasant even for people with modest allergies.
As temperatures start to climb toward the highs of summer, you’ll put more and more pressure on your air conditioning system. It’s important during this early part of the long air conditioning season that you watch for indications that the AC is suffering from problems.
When you live in a climate such as ours, going without air conditioning is unthinkable. To achieve energy savings, many homeowners try to hold off on using their AC as long as possible.
Last week, we talked about when it’s time to replace your AC. This is one of the most important decisions you can make in a place that gets as sweltering hot as central Arizona, since you’ll depend on a cooling system almost every day during the middle of the year.