Prolonged Heat Stresses HVAC Systems

October 1, 2012

This summer, Coachella Valley residents have experienced temperatures exceeding 100 degrees for 30 days more than what has occurred during the same period in previous years. In addition, extreme heat and extended periods of high humidity has made for some challenges to HVAC systems, as well as to individual utility bills. As a result, we have discovered a number of client condensate lines that have become blocked, causing both water and mechanical failure issues. Therefore, we recommend that all of our clients establish a regular service schedule to clear the lines at least once a year.

Important Reminder: If you have not yet completed and returned your Season Home Opening instruction form, it is extremely important that you do so no less than three weeks prior to your anticipated return to the desert so that we have ample time to prepare your home for your return. You may use our website to complete and send an instruction form online.

Due to a variety of weather conditions experienced this summer, and with the onset of our winter “rainy season” and daylight savings time change which occurs in November, we have several important service suggestions for your consideration. Please call our office at 760-773-4081 to request an estimate or schedule service.


  1. Roof Inspections – Premier Residential Services has arranged with Williams Roofing to provide a special offer that includes inspection of a client’s entire roof for any visible signs of leaks, cracks, splits, broken tiles and skylight damage. A written report with any repair recommendations will be provided to the client for review. Photos are available on request. The special cost of the inspection as outlined is $99.00.
  2. Roof, Downspout, Gutter and Drain Cleaning – We strongly suggest that you arrange to have your roof, downspouts, gutters and drains flushed out and cleared of accumulated falling leaves and debris. This small preventive step can help you to avoid future problems of rain water build up on your roof or back up from occurring in your drainage system, possibly leading to a major leak in the house.
  3. Daylight Savings time change on Sunday, November 4th – The change serves as a reminder that the Fire Marshall recommends replacing your smoke detector batteries at least yearly and the smoke detectors every three (3) years to keep the detectors operative and functioning properly. In addition to changing the batteries, it is also recommended that landscape lights be adjusted to account for the shift in daylight hours. Premier Residential Services can also perform an interior/exterior light check to replace burnt out light bulbs and non functioning photo cells, as well as change the batteries in all of your TV and garage door remotes.
  4. Carbon Monoxide Alarms – If you have not installed Carbon Monoxide Alarms (required by law beginning July 1, 2011), this would be the ideal time to do so. If you have, batteries should also be replaced in these units.