Out of sight, out of mind is absolutely the wrong approach when it comes to your air conditioning unit. But, many of us try and push away any thought of a 120-degree day.
Well, that day is definitely in sight now — whether we like it or not.
That also means your AC is going into overdrive. Technicians compare your unit to a vehicle. The better you take care of it, like getting oil changes, the longer and better it will run. The same goes for your unit.
"Whenever you do go out to a house... the biggest thing that you see is people haven't changed their filter; which is the simplest thing to do," Dereck Ball with Isley's Home Services, Inc. explained.
Ball said he sees plenty of filters absolutely caked in debris, along with coils that are in desperate need of cleaning.
"Something that simple can cause your system to break down and have a failure... in the middle of 120-degree weather," Ball said.
And while Ball said they would work fast to get to your home, they often have a lot of calls during the summer and it could be hours before they get to your house.
Aside from maintence, ABC15 is taking action to try and save you money when it comes to cooling.
"Just talking to our customers about our price programs is a big thing," Bryanna McHenry with Salt River Project explained. "Making sure they're shifting their usage."
By watching when you turn on those bigger appliances, like your AC, can keep your bill from going up with the temperatures.