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Comfort Syste ms USA Intermountain Offers 10 Cooling Syste m Tips for Spring
SALT LAKE CITY – April 21, 2009 – As temperatures rise, it’s important to prepare your cooling
system for its workload before you put it through the daily rigors of a Utah summer.
Comfort Systems USA Intermountain, a heating, ventilating, air conditioning and plumbing
(HVA CP) company with more than 50 years of servic e in Utah, has come up with a list of the top
10 tips to prepare your system for warmer temperatures and how to save on energy bills.
1. Go outside and check your air conditioner’s condenser to make sure there is no debris or
vegetation within a foot of it. The unit needs to draw in air and if it is obstructed, your air
conditioner will not work as efficiently and could fail to work properly.
2. Turn off the circuit breaker to your air conditioner and while the power is off, clean the
unit off with a light spray from a hose to remove any remnants of the winter elements.
3. On your condenser, check for corroded ins ulation and loose connections on your
refrigeration piping and electrical connections, replace them as needed.
4. Dust and vacuum the indoor air conditioning unit and check for any loose or corroded
connections. If you have a humidifier; remove the housing, dry it, and vacuum.
5. Just as you stretch before a workout, if you turn off the break er to your A C during the cold
months as you should, be sure to turn it back on at least 24 hours before you want to use
the AC so it can warm up for the hard work ahead.
6. Change the filter in your furnace. For optimum air quality and to extend the life of your
unit, most filters should be changed once a month. Higher quality filters can also be an
excellent way to combat allergies and dusty summers.
7. Check all of your home’s air vents to ensure they are open, clean and unblocked. It is
important to check both the supply and return vents.
8. Check all of your windows and doors for any cracks or gaps where air can escape that
may have developed over the winter. Cracks and gaps can make your cooling bills
skyrocket. Re-caulk or apply weather stripping as needed to stop air from escaping.
9. Change the batteries in your thermostat.
10. Schedule a quarterly planned maintenance check-up with a licensed, bonded and insured
HVAC contractor, like Comfort Systems USA Intermount ain, to ensure your system is
working properly and efficiently year-round.
Comfort Systems USA Intermountain is a division of Comfort Systems USA , the second largest
heating and air conditioning cont ractor in America, and a consolidation of 11 local companies
which have been serving the Wasatch front for over 50 years. Comfort Systems USA
Intermountain employs 17 qualified and experienced service technicians to ensure timely and
convenient top quality service. It also has a Do -it-Yourself Parts Shop for those who need only
specialized parts to do the job themselves. Comfort Systems USA’s personalized approach
provides the highest quality service and repair, transparency of services and solutions to save
money and maximize the life of any system. For more information please call (801) 907-6700 or