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Michigan Spring: Switching From Heat to Air Conditioning and Back Again…

Usually, I detest March. Too often, I had looked forward to its arrival as the end of winter and been brutally disappointed. This year, however, has been different. March has been a kind, welcoming friend encouraging me to get outside with its 80-degree days. I had heard of numerous amounts of people that had turned their air conditioning on in March. It is essential to know that you shouldn’t just jump the gun by turning your air conditioner on. You want to have at least two warm days before you do this. The oil in your compressor needs time to loosen up; if you don’t let that happen, you will break the compressor. That would mean you might need to wait even longer to have your a/c on.

As much as I have loved this, we all know this lovely weather can’t last. I am waiting for Michigan to throw an April snowstorm at us to pay us back. This means that before summer is here to stay, you will probably turn off your air conditioner and your furnace (back on and off again). Be sure that when you do this, you wait a few minutes between turning off one and starting the other. Otherwise, the circuit board could fry…uh oh.

If you have made one of these mistakes and need service, please feel free to contact FLAME, schedule inspections, or ask questions. Enjoy the nice weather while you can; I just pray we don’t have a “white Easter.”

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