Zeke is trying to stay cool during these Dog Days of Summer!!

Zeke is trying to stay cool during these Dog Days of Summer!!

The Dog Days of Summer are here! I’ve heard that expression said before and never really thought about it.  Why does it have to be “Dog” days?  Why couldn’t it be “The Lizard Days of Summer” or “The Armadillo Days or Summer”?  When I think of animals that tend to thrive in areas with excessive amounts of heat, I certainly don’t think of my dog.  As a matter of fact, Zeke prefers to be either swimming in the pool or soaking up the Air Conditioning!  So where did we get the phrase “Dog Days of Summer”?

Dog Star

Sirius, the Dog Star

A quick Google search revealed the answer.

From www.dictionary.com:  The Dog Days of Summer originated from the ancient Romans who referred to “the sultry part of the summer, supposed to occur during the period that Sirius, the Dog Star, rises at the same time as the sun: now often reckoned from July 3 to August 11.”

So it has little do to with an actual dog and more with a star named after a dog?  That makes more sense.


Regardless of what we call this time of year, IT. IS. HOT!


Be good to your Air Conditioner and your Air Conditioner will be good to you!

Be good to your Air Conditioner and your Air Conditioner will be good to you!

Have you thanked your Air Conditioner today?

For the most part, the equipment that cools your home is steadfast and reliable with little to no involvement from you. It works hard during these “Dog Days of Summer” to keep you cool and comfortable.  The modern miracle of Air Conditioning is often taken for granted. When you enter your home, you expect a cool and comfortable house.

For many of us, the only time we think about our Air Conditioner is when it isn’t working.  Unfortunately for many of us, due to Murphy’s Law, that will be on the hottest of these Dog Days of Summer.

There are two very important things that you can do to “Show some love” to your Air Conditioner during The Dog Days of Summer and hopefully it will return the favor with a summer of uninterrupted cooling comfort.


  1. Change those filters!

The return air filters ensure that your Air Conditioner is “inhaling” adequate amounts of clean, filtered air so that it can “exhale” adequate amounts of clean, filtered COOL air back into your home. During these Dog Days of Summer, you should change the filters at a minimum every 30 days.  According to the U.S. Department of Energy, “Routinely replacing the filter could lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption 5 to 15 percent.”  We recommend using the inexpensive blue type filters rather than the more expensive pleated filters.  Often times, the pleated filters create more problems with restricting the air flow than the benefits of any additional filtering.


  1. Annual Maintenance!

In addition to routinely changing the air filters, cooling equipment manufacturers recommend Annual Maintenance by a qualified Air Conditioning contractor to ensure quality operation. In fact, most require proof of Annual Maintenance to honor any Manufacturer’s Warranty coverage.

Besides ensuring that your Manufacturer’s Warranty will be honored, the three most significant benefits of Annual Maintenance are:

Extend the life of your Air Conditioner

Higher Energy Efficiency

Prevent Emergency Repairs

Pallett just happens to be a “Qualified Air Conditioning Contractor” and more! We also offer Annual Service Plans that cover the cost of the Annual Maintenance and provide additional peace of mind.  Contact us today and let us “show some love” to the Air Conditioner that works hard to keep you cool.

Pallett will be there for you during the Dog Days of Summer, and all the other days too!