Prepare Your Home for Extreme Heat; ‘Forrest Anderson’ Offers Air Conditioning Tips to Keep Families Safe and Comfortable this Summer
(Phoenix, Arizona – June 2, 2016) Dangerously hot weather is set to strike the Valley this week, with the hottest temperatures of the year forecast to top 115 by the weekend. This excessive heat can be dangerous, and health officials are encouraging everyone to stay in air-conditioned facilities as much as possible. Forrest Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. (Forrest Anderson) wants to ensure that your air conditioning is running properly when it counts the most.
“People depend on their air conditioners to be running this time of year in Arizona, especially for the elderly, children, and our pets,” said Audrey Monell of Forrest Anderson. “Our job at Forrest Anderson is to ensure any property’s a/c unit can withstand the extreme heat, and we are available 24/7 to help if something goes wrong.”
Forrest Anderson is willing to do on-site or in-studio interviews to demonstrate these a/c tips inside and outside of a Valley residence. To coordinate details, call Josh Weiss at (480) 789-0743.
Media are also encouraged to share the following air conditioning tips which were featured on the Forrest Anderson blog:
- Check Insulation and Airflow: Don’t cool the neighborhood or make your unit work harder. Instead, be smart and check insulation and airflow before the temperatures rise. If airflow through your ducts from the air-conditioning unit throughout your home isn’t free of obstruction, the A/C’s efficiency could drop up to 40%.
- Switch to a Peak Plan: Both APS and SRP offer peak plans that help to better manage your heating and cooling bill. Since most people aren’t home during the day, these plans allow you to use energy in the evenings and weekends for a lower cost per kW than during the hottest times of the day. You may also opt to have the same bill amount each month through the year so you can budget better; rather than a $40 bill in the winter and a $400 bill in the summer, you might pay $200 a month year round.
- Install a Programmable Thermostat: If you’re going to take advantage of a peak plan, the best way to ensure you’re following through is to install a programmable thermostat. For a minimal investment and a little time learning how to use it, you can program your home to be a bit warmer in the day and start to cool down as you come home from work and while you’re sleeping. Trane is probably one of the most popular brands on the market right now.
- Replace Filters and Clean the Unit: Change your filter each month and clean the intake vents to the unit—both inside and outside. If you have easy access to the unit, sweep away debris away each month, perhaps when you clean the pool or maintain the yard. Dirt and debris make the unit work harder, reduce the efficiency of your A/C system, and can put more of what you don’t want in your home.
- Schedule A/C Maintenance: It’s not too late to set-up your maintenance and get someone to inspect your air conditioning unit. An experienced technician can inspect and review your complete system, outside and inside your home, to ensure that your air is blowing cold and your unit is working efficiently. If there is a problem, you’d rather find out at the end of our inspection than in the middle of the night.
About Forrest Anderson
Forrest Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. has been providing exceptional service to the Phoenix area since 1961. A third-generation family business with over 68 years of experience, Forrest Anderson remains committed to its founder’s core beliefs: treat your customers right, treat your employees right, do your best work, and always do the right thing. Forrest Anderson technicians operate under a four-point service model (understand, discuss, solve and deliver) to provide a consistent, high-quality experience each and every time. ROC: O68884, O80357, O68784, O32411. For more information, call 623.780.4060 or visit http://forrestanderson.net/.
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Josh Weiss, President
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