Keeping It Cool: Service Your AC Now

Many of us have already turned our air conditioners on, but keeping your air conditioner maintained is what's key if you want to keep cool this summer.

Many Texoma residents had AC units running at high capacity for several months because of last year's triple digit heat. That means this year many homeowners need to get their units checked. You don't want to be in the middle of July and experience a failure.

With a 1,500 square foot home, homeowner Bill Clark manages to keep his electricity bill under $75.

"It was $64 and around $72 this last month," said Clark.

He attributed the savings to his twice a year maintenance checks. Technicians arrived at his home Tuesday afternoon, one of several stops from workers of Graham Heating & Air Conditioning. The owner Michael Graham recommends a twice a year check and says this is the perfect time of year to get your air conditioner looked at.

"It's just easier to have it done because we are more booked the hotter it gets and we're answering trouble calls," said Graham.

Graham said it's not uncommon for his men to stumble upon a problem in July that could have been prevented months before.

"If they had the system serviced we would have caught some sort of failure."

A service check can keep your AC running smoothly and your pockets full. Expect to save money on your electricity bill if you keep up with its maintenance. And one easy way to see if you need a check, an air filter that is covered in dirt.

Graham also advises that people keep units on even when you're not home.

"I think we see an adequate energy savings when we you go three to four degrees above what you normally set it cause when you start setting it up too high then it has to overcome everything it has built up throughout the day," said Graham.

Crystal Hall Newschannel 6.