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Preparing AC for Summer: Cleaning, Coolant Line, Testing

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on how to prepare your home’s air conditioning system for the hot Utah summer we’re entering. Taking some of these basic steps before the dead of summer hits is very important, both for ensuring your system is free of damage and for reducing your costs.

At All Pro Appliance Service, air conditioning repair and other HVAC services are some of our most popular appliance repair solutions, and we happily assist clients with themes like preparing for an upcoming season. What are some other top areas to focus on here, whether on your own or with help from our team? Here are several to consider.

Remove Debris and Other Items from Near AC Unit

Your outdoor AC unit is one of the most important pieces to focus on. It needs to be able to function properly and without any encumbrances. Check the area around it for things like leaves, twigs, and other debris that might have accumulated over the last few months.

These can impede airflow and make the unit work harder than necessary – both of which shorten its lifespan, plus limit its effectiveness in cooling your home. If you don’t feel comfortable removing these items yourself, our experts can take care of it quickly and easily as part of our HVAC services.

Check Coolant Line Insulation

Another important piece on the exterior of your unit is the coolant line. These need to be properly insulated in order for your AC system to function as intended. If you see any cracks or holes in this insulation, it needs to be replaced right away.

Again, our HVAC experts can take care of this quickly and easily, and we’ll be sure to use the proper materials and insulation to protect your unit going forward.

Inspect AC Unit for Physical Damage

It’s a good idea to give your unit a once-over to check for any physical damage that might have occurred over the last few months. If you see anything out of the ordinary, give us a call right away.

Even something as small as a loose screw can cause big problems down the road, so it’s always best to err on the side of caution and have our experts take a look. We’d rather come out for a quick inspection than have to come out for an emergency repair later on!

Test Your Unit

Finally, once you’ve taken care of all the above areas, it’s time to test your unit to ensure it’s working properly. Turn it on and let it run for a while to see how well it’s cooling your home.

If you notice any strange noises or smells, or if it doesn’t seem to be cooling as effectively as usual, give us a call. We can come out and take a look, and get your unit back up and running in no time.

Don’t wait until the middle of summer to start thinking about your AC unit – by then, it will be too late! Use the tips above to get a head start on preparing your system for the hot Utah summer. For more on these, or to learn about any of our appliance repair or related services, contact our staff at All Pro Appliance Service today.

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