The 90 degree temps are here and we're not going back.
Is your A/C system ready for the summer?
Repairs or replacement can cost you thousands.
Terry Church withForrest Anderson Plumbing and Air Conditioning says twice a year maintenance is crucial.
And right now is time for the first one.
That should include a freon level check, changing filters (he likes the pleated kind) and cleaning coils at the outside unit.
He says taking a hose to those coils from the outside can make the problem worse.
They should be washed from the inside out.
If you're choosing a contractor, get 2 or 3 estimates, check reputations online and with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors.
And Terry says, be concerned if the price of a unit, or the service call price are too low.
"If you start getting 'You need this replaced and that replaced, suddenly instead of a $39.95 bill you're looking at spending hundreds."
Now the big question: How do you keep your house cool enough when you're gone, but don't spend a lot doing it?
Terry believes in knowing times for your high price peak hours.
He suggests cooling off your house before that.
Then, he says turn your thermostat up about 5-8 degrees higher (than your normal temperature) when the peak hours start.
He says turning your thermostat too high when you are gone will mean too much work for your A/C when you get back.
Watch our entire video conversation with Terry from Thursday afternoon on theLet Joe Know Facebook page.