Spanish Fork, UT and the surrounding areas may have more brutal winters than they do sizzling summers, but it can still get warm enough to make your family uncomfortable without an air conditioner. Even if your air conditioner hasn’t completely kicked the can, it could be costing you an arm and a leg to operate this summer when energy costs are already higher than normal. To help you stay cool and save money, here are some tips for getting your air conditioner ready for the summer months.
Change the Filters A badly clogged air filter slows down the airflow through the blower unit, which can eventually cause your unit to burn up and shut down. Dirty filters can also impact the air quality inside your home, which can upset allergy and asthma sufferers in your family.
Clean Around the Exterior Condenser If your air conditioner’s exterior condenser is located on the ground somewhere around your home, make sure it has an unobstructed flow of air around it. Make sure there is at least two feet of clear space around the condenser.
Test the Air Place a thermometer inside a few of the vents around your home and run your air conditioner for a few hours. Check the thermometer periodically. If your system doesn’t blow cold air, of if it takes an unusually long time to cool down, call your AC repair company to inspect your system and keep the cold air blowing all summer long.
Bring in the Professionals To keep your air conditioner in tip-top shape this summer, schedule an AC inspection before the worst of the warm weather sets in. Your AC repair technician will inspect your air conditioner and recommend any services or repairs to keep the entire cooling system running as efficiently as possible.