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Jul 27 2016

3 Simple Steps in Maintaining your Air Conditioner

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We’re nearing the end of July and entering into the end of the dog days of summer. With temperatures across the country reaching record highs, it’s likely that your central air conditioning has been running almost nonstop. That means that your machine is due for some maintenance. A bout of mid-season air conditioning maintenance will help keep your unit in peak condition for the long hot days still to come. There are three primary steps in your mid-season air conditioning maintenance.  These steps are a general inspection, taking care of your filters, and dealing with your condenser and coils.  You might be wondering exactly what you should do at each step.  Don’t worry, we here at Crucial are here to walk you through that process. Before you begin any maintenance, it’s important that you shut off the power to the unit at the breaker box. Continue reading »

Jul 6 2016

The 5 Best Ways to Maintain your Pool for a Healthy, Fun Summer!

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We’re fully into the sun and fun of summer, complete with heat and humidity. If you’re like us here at Crucial, there’s nothing better in the middle of a hot and sticky summer day than a dip in a pool. As a pool owner, you know that there’s a certain amount of responsibility that comes with having a pool. First among those is maintenance. Nobody wants to swim in a pool that has an inch-thick layer of algae floating on top. So let’s walk through weekly pool maintenance and cleaning you should be doing to keep your pool safe and sanitary. Continue reading »