Getting Your HVAC Ready for Summer

We are finally bursting through from the wettest rainy season in Seattle history. Many people have been describing this month as Mayuary. Even those die hard rain lovers are feeling like it's been enough already. I feel like this has been a sentiment I've been saying for months. I'm over it.  I'm not from the Pacific Northwest. I moved here 18 years ago, but before that, the first half of my life was spent in Indiana. The heartland. Know what I thought was totally crazy when I moved to the Seattle area? Less than 10% of homes in Seattle have air conditioning. You are more likely to have a boat than to have central air. Crazy right?! 

Our area is definitely the minority, and about this time last year, we jumped into that 10%. We struggled every summer trying to get comfortable enough to sleep at night. We were setting alarms to go downstairs early enough to open all the windows to capture as much cold air as we could before sealing up the house tight, closing curtains and locking everyone inside, for fear that we would release any of the cold morning air that we hoped would keep us cool through the heat of the day. It would be freezing cold in the morning, but by late afternoon on a hot day, the temperature in our home would creep up in the high 80's. There were days when it was cooler outside than it was inside.

We realized that we simply were getting too old for this. We had plans of staying in our home for the long-term and decided to invest in an air conditioning unit. The home already had the duct work and electrical in place, we just needed to purchase the unit and have it installed.

Having gone 17 summers without air conditioning, it was a glorious summer spent cool as a cucumber inside. I've vowed to never go back to life without AC and for as long as I live I will do everything in my power to make sure my HVAC is in proper working order forever and ever amen. I want to make sure that as the weather gets warmer, my HVAC system is doing what it's supposed to be doing. I trust Sears Home Services because they are the nation's largest provider of home services making more than 13 million service calls every year. They have seen it all and know how to handle even the latest technology on most major brands of appliances, electronics, lawn and garden equipment and HVAC regardless of where they were purchased. 

If you are like me and you didn't have a cooling system, find out which type of HVAC system is right for you. What works for our family in Seattle is probably not going to be the same thing someone in Phoenix is looking for.  Sears Home Services is offering up to $1,975 on a new Carrier HVAC system {offer expiration varies by region} schedule an appointment today. It's free! 

Since we are entering year number two with our HVAC system, I'm using this list to help us maintain our unit. Heck, I could probably even get the kids out there helping out because lawd knows they remember what those summers were like sweltering without AC! I didn't know about number 3 and number 6 and I'm going to take care of both immediately! 

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disclaimer: this post is sponsored by Sears Home Improvement. All opinions are 100% my own. I wouldn't tell you about something that I didn't love. Promise.


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Christine said...

Oh gosh, I can't believe you went all those years w/out AC. We had central AC put in when we renovated right after moving in. AC is a must for us.

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