Air Conditioning Maintenance

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Air Conditioning Maintenance

It's summer in Utah and it is especially hot this year.  Having a properly working A/C unit is essential to beating the heat.  Follow these maintenance tips below to help avoid the risk of a broken unit. 

• Have a professional check your system periodically.

• Oil the blower motor and fan on both the condensing and the evaporation units annually.

• Keep the condensing-unit pan free of bugs, leaves and dirt.

• Check the tension on the condensing and evaporation unit blower fan belts each spring.

• Inspect the blower ducts and joints for leaks and insulation slippage annually.

• Clean or replace air filters frequently.

• Keep the blower motor fan blade free of mold and mildew.

• Set your a/c fan speed on high except when it’s humid.

• Use a whole-house attic fan.

• Set your thermostat as high as comfortably possible in the summer.

• Don't place electronic equipment near your air-conditioning thermostat.