The Polk Street Cruise of 2023 is in the books. Every 1st weekend in August brings hot rodders and car fans together to celebrate the vintage cars and trucks and later day hot rods and trucks and motorcycles. The Amarillo Corvette Club buts this together every year. And as always it was a fun family time had by all.
Temperatures are rising this week and it seems the humidity is around the High Plains. First, is your HVAC ready for the hot summer? Do you change the filters regularly? Hase Adam’s Air come out to your home for a summer and winter inspection of your system? If you haven’t checked the boxes please call us. Here are 10 items you can during these heat waves in Texas.
1.Raise the temperature on your thermostat to 75-78 degrees.
2. Use ceiling fans to cool your house.
3. Change your air filter at least every two months.
4. Heat food in your microwave
5-Hang curtains in larger windows.
6. Clean behind your dryer.
7. Skip the dryer altogether.
8. Switch to LED bulbs.
9. Seal cracks and openings
10. Turn down your water heater temp.
Replacing your HVAC system is crucially important to the working order of your home. As the years go by systems are becoming more efficient to help the user save on their monthly bills. In addition to your current system’s obsolete, less efficient nature, as time goes on your system is becoming increasingly less efficient because of normal wear and tear. Whether or not you’re properly maintaining your systems as they get older, they have to work harder, which causes your monthly bills to increase.
So here we are in the first part of June. Yep, we’ve had a lot of rain, and you’re thinking, surely their can’t be dirt and dust in the air. Well maybe not yet but one thing we know about the High Plains of Texas is, the dust and the wind will blow and touch everything that is outside and many items inside your home. We have placed four pictures of actual equipment from this area. Top right shot is a blower motor and its dirty, (you should have seen the blower wheel)? Top left is a filter that had not been changed in a very long time. Bottom right is an outside condenser. This can get dirty as well. Bottom is a bucket full of whatever came off the inside coil. Hair, dust, dirt grime, pet dander and grease. All from inside the home. Two items you can take care of. One would-be change the filter out at least every 30-45 days. The outside condenser can be washed with a water hose, simple. The other items you will have to call Adam’s Air at 806-316-1103
If your air conditioner isn’t being maintained regularly, it may not be cooling as efficiently. Dirty and accumulated debris can block the coils and reduce their efficiency, which will cause them to wear out faster. The indoor evaporator coil may become dirty if furnace filters are not changed regularly. In the pictures posted in this blog entry you can see a home where the hair, pet dander, dust, food particles, and regular home particulates have made what we call a sweater of your coil. But this is not the sweater you want! In the High Plains of Texas, you should be changing your filters at least every 30 days. Dirty evaporator coils can cause your furnace and air conditioner to work harder and reduce efficiency. And in the long run destroy parts of the HVAC or break down your complete systems. A trained technician will be able to clean extremely dirty coils. Please call Adam’s Air for us to come out and look over your coil and system. 806-316-1103