TYLER — Coy Dodd with Coy Dodd Air Conditioning tells KETK the best way to "keep your cool" so to speak and keep those units from breaking down is to first of all, make sure you change the filters.
He says when the filter gets dirty it can block the airflow, which causes a buildup.
Keeping the drain clean is also a good idea and servicing the units once or twice a year can't hurt either, so technicians can oil the motors and clean the coils.
One problem many East Texans have in the summer is turning the thermostat way down for some instant relief.
"Most people average 75, 74 degrees, and try to find a temperature and leave it alone. But cranking it down real low does not help anything at all and many times it will cause the unit to do what's called a freeze up where it blocks up with ice and you can't get any cooling out of it at all," Dodd says.
Dodd tells KETK, due to this year's early heat, his business workload is up 20 to 30%.