Warming trend will test first use of air conditioners

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For the first time this year, temperatures are expected to reach the 70s by Friday. That means some will be thinking about turning their air conditioners on.

For most people, their air conditioning systems weren’t used over the winter and problems can develop over that time.

It’s always good to schedule a maintenance tune-up during the spring, so your unit operates smoothly throughout the summer.

Local heating and cooling companies anticipate their phones will be ringing off the hook when the temperature rises.

Bill Chipps, a dispatcher for Clayton Heating and Air Conditioning, says when those calls come in, he goes over the basics first.

“The first thing I ask is did they check the breaker. Do you have power to the unit? They’ll go down and flip it on and say the air conditioner flipped on, thank you very much,” Chipps said.

If you have an AC issue, you’ll want to make a phone call now. Heating and cooling companies say things get really busy and if you wait until the first hot day, you could be waiting a while.

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