With the rising global temperature, all-time summer heat records keep going up. If you live in Utah, you know that warmer days are just around the corner. With the beginning of April, the days continue to warm up steadily.

Air conditioners form an indispensable part of summer as with air conditioners you cannot survive the scorching summer heat. But are you making your air conditioner work really hard? Have you ever thought about the mistakes you may be committing that is forcing your air conditioner to work hard?

Here are a few signs that your air conditioner is not performing up to speed or is working too hard.

  • Air Filters Need Replacement

    Did you remember the last time the air filters were changed or cleaned? If you say, “How am I supposed to remember? This is a good indication that the filters must be replaced or cleaned at the earliest.

    The filters are responsible to keep the air clean and cool. If the air filters are not clean, dust and allergens can spread in the room, negatively affecting your overall wellbeing. Air filters must be replaced or cleaned once every three months. This is the maximum frequency as the filters can be cleaned every month.

  • Old Air Conditioner Unit

    A well-maintained air conditioner can last you for 12 to 15 years. Depending on the usage of the air conditioner, it can last you more than 15 years. However, if the air conditioner is not properly maintained, there are high chances that some integral parts may already have been damaged.

    Opt for annual tune-up and air conditioner maintenance to keep the air conditioner running in good shape. You should also check the age of the air conditioner as there may be some instances where the unit is old and needs to be replaced instead of tune-up service. Remember, the older an air conditioner system gets, more prone will it become to functional issues.

  • Upsurge in Utility Bills

    Did you recently experience an upsurge in your electricity bill? While the increased electricity bill can be a result of increased frequency of the usage or increased level of coolness, increased utility bill can also indicate that your air conditioner is working too hard.

    If you are using the air conditioner on low to medium level of coolness yet you notice a sudden increase in the electricity bill, the system might be working really hard to maintain the level of coolness.

  • Changing Temperature Too Frequently

    Are you changing the air conditioner temperature too frequently? Recurrently adjusting the thermostat can force the air conditioner to work harder. Therefore, talk to your HVAC contractor and get a programmable thermostat installed.

    This will not only help in cutting down the frequency of thermostat adjustment but also help in saving your money. Programmable thermostats automatically adjust the temperature during the day and night to suit your preferences.

Lee’s Heating and Air are committed to providing you with the highest quality HVAC services in Salt Lake City. We install, repair, maintain, and offer tune-up services.

To request an appointment, contact us or call us today. 801-467-1561!