When spring is in the air in the Utah, it’s time to start looking into your air conditioning repair and maintenance options. Even if your cooling system is up-to-date and you left it in decent repair last fall, it’s always a good idea to have everything inspected before the July heat rolls around. Not only will you avoid the rush of Park City and Heber air conditioning repair orders this way, but you’ll also be able to enjoy the season knowing your family will remain comfortable no matter how high the thermostat gets.
What is Included in an Air Conditioning Inspection?
An air conditioning maintenance inspection will ensure that your equipment is in working order and safe to be used at full capacity. Technicians look at things like:
- The thermostat, cooling controls, and starting cycle (to ensure they’re correctly calibrated and working properly)
- The functionality of both mechanical and electrical components, with replacements and repairs, as needed
- Condensation drains and refrigerant levels
- Air conditioning coils and blower components (these need to be properly adjusted to boost your system’s overall efficiency)
- Air filters
Because there are so many components of an air conditioner, this is a routine inspection most air conditioning companies recommend you have done annually. This is especially true if you’re concerned about the longevity of your air conditioning system. Just as regular oil changes will keep your car running better for longer, so too will air conditioning maintenance ensure that you get more use out of your system over the years.
When you get an air conditioning inspection, you can also ask the technician to take a look at other factors that might contribute to your home’s overall temperature level. Things like insulation, leaking air ducts, door and window seals, and window shading can all impact how efficiently your heating and cooling systems work, and you may be able to get more out of your cooling system by taking care of these issues on the side.
DIY Air Conditioning Maintenance
Although we always recommend getting a formal inspection of your cooling and HVAC systems, you can take a few proactive steps of your own. If you’re comfortable with air conditioning technology, you can:
- Change the filters in the cooling system
- Check the thermostat to make sure the system turns on when it needs to
- Listen for rattles or other sounds
- Check windows/doors for effectiveness of the seals
Air conditioning repair in the greater Park City area tends to pick up as the days get longer and the air gets warmer. Avoid longer wait times by taking advantage of a cooling inspection that prepares your air conditioning unit—and your home—for the hot summer days to come.