Utah weather has been quite interesting in 2021 so far! Many customers have called recently to ask about their air conditioners and when they should turn them on. While it may be early in the spring, now is the time to start working on your air conditioner so it is ready to tackle the triple-digit temperatures we can experience in Utah. Here are some things you can do to start preparing your AC system for summer.
Change Air Filters
One of the best things you can do for the air conditioner is to change the air filters. Depending upon the type of air filter you have, change it as recommended by the manufacturer. Some systems have disposable filters, while others have washable filters. According to the Department of Energy, air filters need to be replaced every month or at least every other month for proper airflow and cleaner air.
Clean Around the Air Conditioner
While some people don’t mind seeing some leaves inside and around the air conditioner, debris like this can hurt your air conditioner. We recommend taking a few minutes to remove debris around the air conditioner to draw outside air correctly. Also, read your owner’s manual to determine if you can open the side door and remove any debris located inside the unit. The air conditioner coils can collect dust and can cause an air conditioner to run slowly. Cleaning the exterior and interior helps keep the entire system free of debris that can cause serious problems.
We recommend cleaning the pipe that moves condensation away from the air conditioner, so it doesn’t get clogged and lead to serious repairs.
Change Your Thermostat
A modern thermostat is a great way to reduce energy consumption and reduce stress and strain on the air conditioner. A new programmable thermostat can reduce how much air conditioning is used to cool the home. We can install a new smart thermostat in your home to help you effectively manage your cooling needs.
Fix Ductwork Leaks
A major issue homeowners face is lost energy consumption. If you have ductwork leaks, it can cause your air conditioner to work harder than necessary to keep the home cold. Look for separated pieces or hones in the ductwork and seal them properly to keep the entire home cooler and place less stress on your air conditioner.
Call R&D Heating and Air to schedule your spring AC tune-up so you can beat the heat this summer!