The Higher Standard

Serving Odessa-Midland and the Permian Basin Since 1947

It’s been a hot, hot summer here in the Permian Basin – and it’s not close to being over. We’ve got plenty of sun and heat left before we start feeling the fall. Hopefully, your air conditioning has been running well. If it has, or even if it’s been a little suspect, it’s always a good time to have it checked out to make sure your home stays cool! In this post, we’ll take a look at a couple of maintenance tips to keep your A/C running smoothly all summer long.


The Darville Company offers a simple Clean and Test. If you didn’t get yours at the start of summer – don’t fret, we’ll be here. These are a great option to get a routine check, which we recommend at least once a year for your entire HVAC unit. Click the link above for a full list of what we do on every call.


There are a few things you can do to help make sure your HVAC unit is running efficiently. Go outside to check your exterior A/C unit. Make sure leaves or other debris haven’t accumulated around or on top of it. This can prevent the system from getting the full air power it needs to cool your home. You can also check the drain pan located underneath your attic unit. This catches condensation from your unit. It should be dry since water should be exiting your attic through a drain pipe. If there’s a problem, we’ll be sure to catch it!


As mentioned, it’s a good idea to get your HVAC checked at least once a year. Ideally, you would check it twice a year – right before the summer heat, and right before the winter cold. This will help make sure you stay comfortable and ensure that your HVAC unit will run efficiently for years to come. Most units should last from 12-15 years, but regular maintenance will help them last longer.


If your HVAC is in need of a summer tune-up, give us a call today. You can make an appointment by calling 432-580-9675. The Darville Company is the Higher Standard.

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