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Important Fall Air Conditioner Care Tips, Part 2

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the general basics for air conditioner care during the end of cooling season, or the fall. While it’s natural to focus primarily on your furnace or other heating elements leading into the colder part of the year, the end of heating season is also a vital time for ensuring your AC is cared for through the winter.

When you work with the team with At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air, we’re happy to provide numerous air conditioning maintenance, repair and replacement services at any point in the year, including end-of-season care. While part one mostly focused on prepping the AC unit, part two today will dig into some of the potential late-season AC issues you may run into and what can be done about them.

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Good Airflow, Limited Cooling

In some cases, by the end of the summer or early fall you’ll begin noticing that your AC’s airflow is still ideal – but the air coming out of it isn’t as cool as it should be. This could be caused by a few things: Refrigerant loss or some kind of leak, components that are overheating within the system, or possibly damage to your ducts that’s allowing refrigerant to seep out.

Each of these causes is something our HVAC professionals will need to look into. If you notice warmer air than should be present despite good airflow, despite you turning the thermostat to a lower temperature, contact us right away.

Limited Airflow

On the flip side, perhaps your air is perfectly cool – only you aren’t getting enough of it, or certain parts of the home aren’t getting any at all. This generally means there’s a blockage in your system trapping cold air, which will not only raise your energy bills, but also risk frozen coils and several related issues.

One immediate culprit to check: The air filter. If it’s highly clogged, this could be the source of limited airflow. If that’s not it, call our team for further investigation.

Short Cycling

If you’ve noticed your AC turning on and off rapidly in succession, running only a few minutes at a time, this is known as short-cycling. Short-cycling risks your energy bill spiking heavily, plus strains components. It has several possible sources our team can help identify for you.

Growing Bill

Finally, a broad sign of a problem with the AC system at any point in the year: A larger bill than should be present, especially compared to the same month of the previous year. Even if you haven’t noticed the specific signs of AC issues, a spiking bill will often be the red flag that tips you off and leads to a more detailed inspection.

For more on end-of-season AC care, or to learn about any of our HVAC or plumbing services, speak to the staff with At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air today.

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At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air provides excellent heating, air conditioning, plumbing, indoor air quality, water treatment and water heater services throughout the greater Salt Lake City, UT area, including the installation of new systems and components, and the replacement of the old, as well as ongoing repair and maintenance. Established in 1980, we have served the home comfort needs of our local community for over 30 years. Whether you need your stop and waste valve replaced or a new "green," energy–efficient HVAC system installed, we can make sure that the job is completed properly. Our HVAC contractors are NATE–certified and we employ Master and Journeyman plumbers. We are confident in our ability to satisfy any issue that may arise in your home, 24 hours a day. Give one of our friendly staff members a call today to learn more about what we can do for your home.

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During this very unusual time, we have put a plan in place to do our part to help keep our community safe. First and foremost, we are going to stay CALM, PATIENT, KIND, and POSITIVE!

There is much to consider regarding the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and its possible transmission in your home. While there are various and effective indoor air quality measures available to help protect your safety, including duct sanitization, ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light treatment, and HEPA air filters, they alone cannot protect from all forms of COVID-19 transmission. It is important to follow all official guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus.

Because we have a direct impact on the indoor environment, here are practical steps we are going to take to keep people safe:

  • Wash our hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water
  • Cover our nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing
  • Wash our uniforms every day including cleaning our belts
  • Stay home if we are feeling sick
  • Offer a warm smile and friendly greeting instead of a handshake
  • Wear shoe covers and latex gloves in homes and businesses
  • Wipe down surfaces and equipment touched in a client’s home with disinfectant wipes
  • Wipe down door handles, steering wheels, gear shift lever every day
  • Wipe down pens, clipboards, tablets, cell phones, and anything else passes between techs and clients.
  • We have masks on each truck and will wear them at client’s discretion (Currently the CDC does not recommend that people wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19)
  • We are complying with all recommendations and guidelines from state agencies and will be proactive in our efforts to see that our team members and clients are protected.

As the situation unfolds, we will take each day one at a time and ensure we are being smart, supportive, and helping all those we can in our community.

Thank you for your continued support!