Utah summers can be hot. The average summer temperature in Salt Lake City is over 90 degrees – and we all know it can get hotter than that. When you combine the heat with the elevation – over 4,000 feet – the end result is uncomfortable air temperatures that you feel inside your home and out. Fortunately, a well-maintained air conditioner can protect you from the heat, no matter how hot it gets.
When we say well-maintained air conditioner, what do we mean? It’s a good question because proper maintenance can mean the difference between an effective air conditioner and a broken air conditioner.
What is a Well-Maintained Air Conditioner?
The Department of Energy recommends maintaining your equipment to prevent problems and avoid extra costs. At Perform Heating & Cooling, we feel the same. The challenge is how to maintain your equipment. While there are certain things that you can do as a Utah homeowner – like changing the air filter every month or two – there are plenty of other things that you can’t do on your own. If you look at the Energy Star maintenance checklist, you will see what we mean.
Here is a summary of what Energy Star recommends:
- Check thermostat settings
- Tighten all electrical connections
- Lubricate all moving parts
- Check and inspect the condensate drain
- Check controls of the system
- Clean evaporator and condenser air conditioning coils
- Check your central air conditioner’s refrigerant level
- Clean and adjust blower components
If you are like most homeowners, once you get beyond “Check thermostat settings”, you are likely to question whether you have the ability to do the next steps. They are obviously aimed at individuals that have a clear working knowledge and expertise in HVAC systems. To complete the checklist, you will need the help of professional HVAC service technicians – like those at Perform Heating & Cooling.
How Do I Make Sure My A/C is Well-Maintained?
We always encourage homeowners to take charge of changing the air filter in their HVAC system. It’s relatively easy to do and very important. For the rest of the maintenance criteria, we offer professional assistance – either through an individual service call or through our club maintenance program.
If you just need a pro to come out and tune up your air conditioner, all you have to do is schedule a service call. Or, if you want to set up regular maintenance checkups, you can join our maintenance club. Once you join the club, you get two regular service calls a year to tune up your system – and we even contact you to schedule them!
Join Club Maintenance and Fight the Utah Summer Heat!
The most economical way to keep your air conditioner well-maintained is to join club maintenance. For a monthly fee, you get peace of mind. As a club member, you can rest easy knowing we will be there to take care of bi-annual maintenance.
To learn more about what we have to offer, please give us a call at (801) 243-0191 or fill out our secure online contact form. We will get back to you as soon as possible.