Every person in Utah can attest to how brutal a heat wave can be. Just last July, the government had to issue an Excessive Heat Warning, as temperatures in areas across the state reached the 110-113 degree range.
Of course, the heat wave prompted us at Larsen Heating and Air to work round-the-clock, just like the AC units we repaired. The need for same day air conditioning repair was paramount during those times, as homes depended on our quick and effective service to restore indoor temperatures to bearable levels.
The heat wave has rolled over, but it does not mean that homeowners should go back to neglecting their AC units. If you do not plan to experience a single minute of downtime come next heat wave, take note of these two tips:
AC units are exponentially more prone to electrical component failure or refrigerant leaks when they have a region-wide heat wave to counteract. The best way to prevent your AC from breaking down when temperatures skyrocket again is by simply ensuring that the machine is in tip-top shape. Not only will it save your home from the harsh heat wave, but a maintenance check every 12 months will also save you money on energy costs.
It is actually better for the machine and its fan to run 24/7, instead of turning on and off depending on who is inside the house. Instead of switching off the AC every time you leave, just increase the temperature by a few degrees and re-adjust upon getting home. This is a more efficient way of using the AC—one that does not require it to intermittently work harder to cool your home.
You can keep the heat out of the house through countless other ways, but more than closing the blinds and curtains, every homeowner should understand the importance of proper usage and care for the AC units standing between them and the Utah heat wave.
Contact us to learn more.