The Summer is off to a Hot Start! There are a number of options to stay cool. It looks like the rains might cooperate to start. We may have hit our hottest days. We can only hope, but that doesn’t mean we’re not in for a hot bunch of months to come. Keeping your system running it top shape is the first step to staying cool. If you have an evaporative cooler, make sure to change the pads and check the water supply. You need to have enough water flow to fully saturate the pads.
If you have refrigerated air, make sure to check the coils. They should be clean of debris, and clear of build ups. If you need to have yours cleaned, ask us about our service. You also need to make sure to keep your filters clean. These filters protect your equipment from build ups that can damage your gear.
Repair or Replace
Is it time to decide what to do about your old cooler that just won’t do the job? You have a couple of choices. PNM is offering rebates on both evaporative and refrigerated air units. You have to decide on the trade offs. When the Summer rains hit, everyone with an evaporative cooler has to face the fact that humidity can effect performance. We are seeing more and more people upgrading to refrigerated air. The dependability of their cooling ability has made them popular for people upgrading their homes or moving from a different climate. The trade of is operational costs. Even an energy efficient unit can be expensive to operate in the hottest months. See PNMs cost assessment guide for refrigerated conversions.