The excessively hot temperatures we’ve been experiencing this summer have not only been uncomfortable and inconvenient, but also dangerous. Many people are unaware of how deadly heat can be. In contrast to the visible, destructive and violent nature of floods and tornadoes, heat is the “silent killer.” According to a CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) study, 8015 deaths were caused by exposure to extreme heat from 1979-2003. From 1999-2003 more people died from excessive heat than from hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, and earthquakes combined. The CDC reports an average of 350 people a year die due to the effects of heat.
Most people don’t realize how their central air conditioner actually works. They think that an air conditioner functions by pumping cool air into their home. But your air conditioner actually removes warm air and recirculates it as cool air. An air conditioner is basically a refrigerator. It uses the evaporation of a refrigerant, like Freon, to provide cooling. A central air conditioning system includes both the cooling and heating of air and cleans the air as well as controls the moisture level.
The majority of homeowners these days understand that HVAC maintenance plays a really big role in keeping your comfort high and costs low. But what about a maintenance plan? Are there any real benefits to signing on for a long-term or yearly agreement? Follow along with the maintenance specialists at Comfort Engineered Systems while we talk about what makes joining a plan so great!