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Get the most out of your AC unit

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 Tyler (KYTX) -- It's that time of year where we are switching from turning on heat, to turning on the cool air. But you may not be getting the most out of your air conditioning unit.

"Probably most days it's on," Mary Davis, a resident in Tyler, said about hers.

Davis is getting a tune up on her a/c unit. "They come about every 6 months just to get us ready for summer or winter," Davis said. 
She's being proactive to keep hers in prime condition before we see triple-digit temperatures. Some people forget your a/c unit needs maintenance just like anything else.

"They have a tendency to just turn it off and on and not take care of it. And it has to be maintained or it's going to break," Todd Green, Owner of East Texas Refrigeration, said.

That means changing air filters, cleaning coils, checking refrigerant levels, and for duct leakage. And your insulation is critical.

"Have a high-efficiency air conditioner and have the house well-insulated, or everything you're doing with your air is going right out the roof," Green said.

That will also ease the pressure on your thermostat. It's recommended to be kept at 70 to 72 degrees.

"When they crank it down to 60, it's going to run all the time and eventually it stops working. The machine really can't take that," Green said.

And the best thing a homeowner can do is change out your air filter every couple of months.
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