Did you know that the phrase “dog days of summer” came about because Sirius, the dog star, rises in the constellation Canis Major, during the hottest, sultriest days of the year – typically July and August.
Surviving those Charleston “dog days” in comfort depends largely on the health of your home’s air conditioning system – for you and your pet. Imagine how miserable you would be if your AC went out one sticky summer evening. If your pet spends a lot of time indoors with you, they are going to miss the cool air just as much as you will!
Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving the Charleston community since 1934. Here are some tips from Pardee General Manager Mark Hoadley:
- Stay in tune – having a yearly AC tune-up could avoid unexpected AC repair in the future, and can help make your air conditioner up to 30% more efficient..
- Filters Are Your Friends – Pardee Service Experts will replace your home’s basic air filters when they conduct your AC Precision Tune-Up as part of your regular A/C maintenance. You can (and should) also replace your HVAC air filters on your own, and it’s advised that you do so regularly.
- Extra Credit – if you think a new HVAC system might be in your future, act now. Homeowners can receive a tax credit of up to $500 on high-efficiency central air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces purchased through December 31, 2016. A new system may save you up to 50 percent on your monthly energy bill.
- Surviving Stormy Weather – severe summer storms can affect your AC system. If your air conditioner sits in standing water, due to a torrential downpour or other unexpected issues, call for an AC inspection as soon as possible.
For more information, visit www.pardeeserviceexperts.com. Pardee’s provides a full range of heating and air conditioning services, including maintenance, repair and new equipment, although Hoadley says he doesn’t think they have ever installed an AC system in a doghouse.