Air Conditioning Tips to Keep Your Home Cool this Summer

American Home Shield offers tips on how to stay cool this summer by taking preventative actions to maintain your air conditioning system.

American Home Shield, the nation’s leading provider of home protection plans and founder of the home warranty industry, knows that the home matters. In a series of videos, American Home Shield has provided some sound tips to help you maintain your home in every way. In this installment, AHS offers simple steps to stay cool this summer by ensuring that your air conditioning system is fully functioning.

A month before the truly hot weather hits your area and the AC gets put on full blast, you should have your system checked and serviced, by a qualified professional, as a preventative measure. Air conditioning service professionals are highly busy during the summer months and no one wants to be left with a defunct air conditioner in scorching hot temperatures. You, as the home owner, can play a major role in ensuring that problems don’t arise throughout the season. For starters, keep the unit clear of any debris, like leaves. Also, make sure that shrubbery and plants are well groomed to guarantee proper air flow for the unit. Another interesting tidbit from the video was that if the fins on the condensing unit become bent, they can easily be straightened with a thin comb; who would have thought?

For more simple American Home Shield tips that you can apply to maintaining your home check back on our blog or visit

Lindsay is the the Director of Media Engagement for Coldwell Banker Real Estate and manages the brand’s media and social media department. She is also a licensed real estate professional. In 2017 & 2018, she was named a top 20 social influencer in the real estate industry in the annual Swanepoel 200 power rankings.

Lindsay lives in Livingston, NJ with her college sweetheart and now husband Joe and rwelcomed another Joe into her life as she became a mom in June 2016.

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  1. Tara Tompson
    March 25, 2014

    We are getting prepared for that summer blast of hot air. I think it might some too soon for us! We have been loving the snow and hot coco. I know we’ll have our air condition on full blast all summer!

    Tara |

  2. CelineSand
    April 2, 2014

    This is exactly the time of year when you need to make sure your air conditioning is working properly! What kind of things should you do to make your air conditioning work after a long Winter? I really appreciate this article since I noticed that the bushes were growing a little too close to my system. Thanks so much!
    Celine |


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