With High Temperatures Comes A Rise In AC Repair Calls

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 10:15 am
By: News 9

As the temperatures go up, so do the number of air conditioning repair calls.

The next time you need a fix, you may get hit with a bigger bill.

It's a colorless, odorless gas that's quickly becoming a hot commodity.  A chemical known as R22, but most know it by its brand name Freon.

By 2020, government regulations say no new R22 or imports will be allowed in the country.

As the product becomes harder to find it's still needed for older A/C units, homeowners will end up paying more for necessary repairs.

However, technicians say a few ways to save money with an old unit is to perform regular maintenance.

"If you don't change your filters, you're going start clogging up your blowers.  You're going to over do your motors, everything like that,"  Tre McAnally, Technician.

  McAnally suggests changing filters once a month to keep your A/C running smoothly.