S&L Mechanical Heating and Cooling Blog: Archive for March, 2018

How Often Should I Change the Filter This Summer?

Monday, March 26th, 2018

air-fliter-cuWe recently wrote a post reminding customers that spring is when to schedule air conditioning maintenance. It’s the best way to get an AC ready to face the stresses of summer without mishap, and it also helps save money with energy-efficient performance and a longer system lifespan.

One of the important steps our technicians do during spring maintenance is to change out the air filter. This is one of the few maintenance tasks homeowners can do themselves—and which they will have to do themselves, since the filter must be changed multiple times over the summer. If you’re unsure about how to change the filter, it’s not hard at all: ask us about it during maintenance, and we’ll be glad to show you the steps.

The big question most people have about filter changes isn’t “How do I do it?” but “How often should I do it?”

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What Kind of New AC Do You Recommend?

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

air-conditioning-plastic-grateHere’s a question we often hear from our customers when they’re looking to replace an old air conditioning system or have the first AC put in for a new home. Right around this time of the year is when they’re most likely to ask it, since spring is the ideal time to upgrade a home’s cooling—it’s easy to schedule and the work can be done long before the first hot days arrive.

When customers ask us in person about the best type of air conditioner, we can give them helpful answers. But as a general question it’s a bit tougher to answer. The right cooling system for a home depends on the house itself, the people in it, and the available budget. In other words, the best way to get a good answer to the question is to call us for a consultation.

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Spring Air Conditioning Maintenance: It’s Important

Monday, March 12th, 2018


The official first day of spring is only a little more than a week away, and that means it’s the time of year to arrange for a professional air conditioning inspection and tune-up. This routine spring maintenance is one of the biggest favors you can do for your AC—and for yourself and your family! We offer great air conditioning maintenance in Bellevue, WA and the surrounding areas. If you call today, you’ll be able to arrange for a convenient time for the inspection and tune-up and be able to beat out the first hot day.

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