A-Avis Home Services Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Archive for May, 2013

Memorial Day

Monday, May 27th, 2013

During the final Monday of May every year, we commemorate those military personnel who have died in service to their country. Formerly known as Decoration Day, probably because of the way that graveyards were decorated with flowers, Memorial Day came to prominence in the wake of the American Civil War, which left the country war-torn, with many casualties on both sides. Since that time, it has been a day of remembering those who have given up the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

As you go about town on your day off from work, you’ll probably see an abundance of flags and flowers, as well as public commemorations such as parades. While this day has been turned into the last leg of a three-day weekend, it’s important to reflect on the way that our military personnel have shaped our country, and to remember their contribution to the way we live today. We at Avis Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. wish you all the best on Memorial Day.

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Air Conditioning Tip: Getting Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Summertime in California is a great time of the year, but it is also fairly intense. Even those of us that really love and look forward to the heat of summer need to prepare ourselves and our homes for that weather. That is why it is so important that you take the steps necessary to get your air conditioner ready for summer before the season really gets underway. The Riverside, CA air conditioning techs at Avis Plumbing, Heating & Air we know that everyone needs a break from the heat from time to time. Here are a few helpful tips to ensure that your AC is prepared for the task that lies ahead.

First things first, go outside and do a quick visual inspection of your air conditioning unit. This condenser unit must clear of any leaves, branches and other debris that may have built up over the course of the off season if it is to operate properly. Make sure that nothing has fallen into the unit, as this can obstruct the fan, or built up around the unit to disrupt airflow. Clear away anything that may compromise the performance of your air conditioning system.

You should also complete an inspection of the interior components of your air conditioning system. If, for instance, any furniture or other items have shifted around, it is possible that your air registers and returns may be blocked off. This can be a real problem, impacting the efficiency and effectiveness with which your system operates. Obviously your air conditioner is going to need to work harder if it is trying to force cooled air through a sofa.

Finally, make sure that you schedule professional air conditioning maintenance service before the heat of summer really sets in. This is the only way that you can hope to get the best performance possible from your air conditioning system. When your AC is thoroughly inspected and professionally tuned up it will operate as effectively and efficiently as it can. This allows it to keep you cool and comfortable while using less energy in the process.

To learn more about how you can get the most out of your AC this summer, contact Avis Plumbing, Heating & Air today. Our Riverside, CA air conditioning technicians can answer any questions that you may have. Contact us today to learn more.

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