WARREN (WWJ) – With record high temperatures in the forecast, Metro Detroit air conditioners are working overtime, and a few simple tips will help make sure the system is running top-notch.

WWJ Newsradio 950 spoke with Gary Marowski, President of Warren-based Flame Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical, who said a clean furnace filter is a must.

“Make sure that’s clean. Because if that gets a little plugged up, and it’s very critical in air conditioning, you’ll reduce the air flow over your cooling coil inside the furnace and that will ice up and cause you problems,” he said.

“If that gets iced up, it’s six-eight hours to thaw out,” Marowski said.

Marowski said homeowners should be sure not to unit work too hard.

“Don’t turn it off. A lot of people say I’m going to work during the day, I’ll turn it off. They get home at five, it’s 85 degrees. The air conditioner will never be able to cool the house down, and it costs more to operate it that way,” he said.

Marowski said if your air conditioning system is over 10 years old, it might be time for a new one.

A heat advisory was in effect until midnight, Tuesday. More details, here.


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