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Will your HVAC system keep you cool through summer?

Lady cooling off in front of a fan
Lady cooling off in front of a fan
Lady cooling off in front of a fan

Tips, warning signs, and resources to get the most from your air conditioner.

We rely on today's high-quality air conditioners to provide climate-controlled comfort. If you want to stay cool, preventative care is key to avoiding the heat of unwanted breakdowns.


Here are a few signs your AC needs attention from a pro:

  • Strange noises coming from your unit
  • Your AC is continuously running
  • Higher than usual electric bills


Here are a few tips to help ensure your AC stays up and running this summer:


Get a pre-season checkup.

Before summer kicks off, have someone come out and look at your unit. Certain components will tell a professional a lot about the health of the unit.

Beware of leaks.

Leaky ductwork can waste energy and allow air full of pollutants into your home. A qualified professional will use a duct blaster and blower door to see if your house is indeed leaking air. If so, the problem can often be remedied with the right air-duct sealant.

Make sure you have the right amount of refrigerant.

According to the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), an estimated 90% of air conditioners are running inefficiently because they're either overcharged or undercharged with refrigerant. The right balance is key, as your air conditioner unit depends on a precise, strategic refrigerant charge to operate correctly.

See what's going on outside.

The motor in your AC unit is located outdoors where it's exposed to inevitable wear-and-tear from the elements. Your technician should check to make sure everything is in good running order.

Set the right temperature.

A common reason households may use energy inefficiently is because their only AC thermostat is typically located in a dark, downstairs hallway. The thermostat sets the temperature based on what's happening in its immediate vicinity, so its location matters.

Protect your household from sudden, unexpected repair expenses by keeping your home's air conditioning system in good working order. 

Air conditioning protection plans

So, what do you do if your AC unit isn’t working as well as it should or it’s nearing the end of its life? Our Air Conditioning Protection Plans  can shield you from unexpected repair expenses and help you avoid costly breakdowns in the future, helping you keep cool no matter the weather.


Browse our protection plans

Our plans give you lots of options, so you can get just what you need for your home without paying for coverage you don't need.



Terms and conditions contained in the protection plans may limit our contract obligations due to coverage caps, coverage exclusions, and our cash back offer. View plan details for more information.