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Air conditioner tune-ups help customers beat the heat

New Richmond Utilities is reminding residential and business customers to conduct a simple tune-up and inspection of their home or business central air conditioner to help ensure a worry-free and comfortable summer.

Our Central Air Conditioner Tune-Up program offers a $35 account credit to business and residential customers who have a central air conditioner tune-up performed by a professional service technician. The technician will perform an inspection that includes cleaning and lubricating the air conditionerís parts and checking for good working order. To qualify, customers must have a central air conditioning unit of five tons or less.

Air conditioners can lose up to five percent of their original efficiency every year if they are not serviced. It is also important to regularly replace air conditioning filters. A dirty filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder, wasting energy.

New Richmond Utilities offers several energy-efficiency programs and rebates to help customers manage their energy usage and costs. For more information, contact us at (715) 246-4167.