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As temperatures rise, air conditioners can use tune-ups

Reported by: Amber Dixon
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Updated: 4/07/2014 11:51 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV — The weather’s heating up, and it’s time to trouble-shoot your air-conditioning unit.

Dust and dirt are its worst enemy, and when the winds start blowing in the Las Vegas Valley, air-conditioning units fail to perform at peak levels.

“Filters for a homeowner are definitely one of the easiest, least expensive items that will do the most good for you,” said Jack Lyon, service manager for Yes! Air Conditioning & Plumbing. “Some people buy three-month filters, but it’s definitely a good habit to be changing them at least once a month.”

One task a licensed contractor can take care of is ensuring that your thermostat is properly reading atmospheric and unit temperatures.

Another key task: ensuring that your home is properly insulated.

“When we do a service a lot of times what we’ll do is fill that hole in with some tissue or some type of insulation so that it’s getting an accurate reading of the air out here in the home instead of being affected by the air that’s in the wall,” Lyon said.


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