Keeping Your AC In Good Working Order Important In Texas Heat

Cameron Fairchild
July 17, 2018 - 1:15 pm
Air-conditioning system

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Smothering, sweltering heat is pushing a lot of air conditioners past their limits.

Michael Whitten is General Manager of A#1 Air in Dallas, and says there are things you can do to keep your A/C going, if it's just limping along.

"You want to make sure that your filter inside is clean, make sure the condenser outside is clean, do what you can to help it breathe."

Whitten says if the A/C does conk out completely, and you'll have to wait for a service call because the heat wave has killed so many air conditioners, don't try to tough it out.

"If your system's out, it's done, you're being put off for a couple of days because demand is so high, it's truly best to grab a hotel room. That's the advice we give to a lot of people. Get a hotel room, don't sit there and sweat. It actually is dangerous to be in this kind of heat."