A/C Being Checked

When Is It Time to Get Your A/C Checked?

Here in the Permian Basin, we’re used to seeing hot temperatures ALL. SUMMER. LONG. 2019 has been no different. It was at or above (sometimes way above) 90 virtually every day. If you’re like us, you rely on air conditioning to keep you cool all summer long. But the fall is finally here! If it’s been running strong, do you even need to get your A/C checked? Here are some tips so you’ll know.

How Often Should I Have My A/C Unit Checked?

It’s generally recommended that you get your whole system checked at least once a year, but once in the Spring and once in the Fall is optimal. For starters, an expert inspection will catch things that a regular homeowner might miss. For example, a small leak anywhere in your system might not cause any discomfort now, but if it’s not caught and fixed soon, it could become a major, and potentially expensive, problem. Things like a clog in your drain line won’t impact your cooling but could cause problems in your attic if not addressed in a timely manner.

What Does The Inspection Include?

Some of the things you can expect from an inspection for the Fall include: 

Replace standard filter or wash air cleaner, inspect & adjust all belts & pulleys, inspect heat exchanger, flue assemblies, burners & draft diverters in season as necessary, electronically test for poisonous, deadly carbon monoxide gas in the heating season, check operation of electric heat strips & fuse links, test and check operating temperatures, clean the pilot assembly & test flame, test for gas leaks at furnace connections, ensure your unit is in good working condition.

What’s The Benefit?

A regular inspection can determine and boost the general efficiency of your unit. Even if it’s just a tune-up, the increased efficiency will help your unit run more smoothly, and could easily save you $100 or more in energy costs over the course of a year.

The Darville Company has been serving Odessa, Midland, and the entire Permian Basin for over 70 years. Call us today at (432) 580-9675 to schedule your HVAC inspection. You’ll be glad you did. The Darville Company is The Higher Standard.

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#WestTexasStrong #PrayForThePermian

On Saturday, August 31st, our town, the town we love, was changed forever. It seemed like a normal day. The start of a 3-day weekend. A clear, hot day. Busy for families, workers, and anyone who calls the Permian Basin home. Some were at home, some were shopping, some were with friends. But it was normal, just like any other Saturday. And then we heard the sirens. First one, then two, then too many to count. Then we saw the texts, then we got the calls, then we turned on the news.  

It felt like a dream. Is this really happening here? We see tragedies across the nation, even across the world, and they don’t really impact us. But this one did. Odessa is growing fast, but we’re still a small town. Lots of people know lots of people. Virtually everyone knows someone who was a victim, a family member, a witness, a first responder, a counselor or preacher delivering hope in the midst of chaos.

The Darville Company is Odessa born and Odessa proud, serving West Texans for more than 70 years. We love our city, and the people of the Permian Basin. We’re proud of the way that people are already coming together, and we’re reminded that life is precious. We appreciate being able to serve the people of Odessa and the Permian Basin and will do so for many years to come.

Within hours of the rampage ending, people across the globe knew about Odessa, Texas.  But did they really know us? Odessa, Texas is a good place. With good people. It’s the city where we were born. It’s the city where many of us will die…some of us, too soon. We want the world to know that there’s more to this place than oil and tumbleweeds and jackrabbits, and much more than a terrible story that made worldwide headlines on the last day of August, 2019.