We’re sure that most folks to the north never give it a second thought till later on in the year, but down here in Texas, March means the blast furnace we call Summer is looming ahead. In my case that meant I needed to get the AC fixed at the ole homestead. The Freon leaked out last year due to a faulty coil, and I’ve been without since September.
Luckily my local AC guy called it in and it was under warranty, but I’m still going to be a few hundred lighter after it’s all said and done. I was pretty surprised to see him show up bright and early this morning but remembered a phrase about gifts and equines and decided to call it a small favor from the home-repair gods. We chatted for a bit and he clued me in that in this area there’s not much work in months when folks aren’t heavily using their central air systems — but from May to August he just gives up sleeping.
Though this had nothing to do with routine maintenance, it did remind me to check the filter in the attic. If there was a different president in office the last time you changed yours, it might be time.