As the Mercury continues to rise, Troy Ripperda is on the go. A Service technician for "Waterbury Heating and Cooling," he says business is booming.
"It went straight from winter to summer. The heat is here and we are cleaning and tuning a lot of air conditioners," said Ripperda.
But as the temps climb higher, cooling off can become a problem, especially if your air conditioner isn't cooperating.
Just like annual oil changes with a car, air conditioners also need maintence checks.
Troy suggests having a technician come out twice a year, in the fall and spring, can make a big difference.
"I've been on three so far. I know there is plenty more to go. We are going to be busy the next few weeks for sure." said Ripperda.
But there are many other tips a homeowner can do to prolong the life of an air conditioner. One of the tricks is cleaning the filter.
"With a clean filter, it's going to make the furnace and air conditioner run a lot less, which means less gas and electric they're paying," said Ripperda.
Also, cleaning the coils on a monthly basis, with something as simple as a garden hose could save a headache in the long run.
"With many cottonwood trees in the area, they accumulate an outdoor unit and it will cause the unit to overheat," said Ripperda.
And if your AC won't start up, Troy says leave it alone and leave the tinkering to the experts.
"Turn off the system because if left on, more damage can occur," said Ripperda.
Just one of the many stops for Troy. With the dog days of summer still ahead, it surely won't be his last.