Practice Safe Air Conditioner Servicing this Summer

It’s that time of year: family vacations, BBQs, pool time, and yes, air conditioning. As summer is in full swing, it’s important to make sure your air conditioning unit is up to par, as well as ensure you’ve had a maintenance service completed before the temperature started to rise.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Council, 15% of consumer-product related electrocutions are attributed to large appliances, including air conditioners. It’s very important to keep safety in mind when you are considering performing maintenance on your large appliances at home. If you haven’t had your air conditioner serviced yet this summer, we’ve put together some safety tips for you to take into consideration when it comes time.

DIY and Professional Air Conditioner Maintenance

When it comes to your home’s air conditioning system, there are some things you can do yourself to make sure it is running as designed, including:

  • Change your air filters regularly (check once a month in the summer)
  • Check the air temperature by holding a thermometer in front of an air conditioning vent to ensure the cooled air is within 2-3 degrees of the setting on the thermostat
  • Check your thermostat thoroughly and make sure it is functioning properly

However, there are some things that your air conditioning system may need maintenance on that will require a certified technician, such as:

  • Working on the system controls or parts located on the roof or in the attic
  • Related electrical systems issues, whether it be the main electrical panel or within the air conditioning system itself
  • Working on the fan motor assembly outside as a ground unit

Certified Air Conditioning Technician Maintenance Issues

Since air conditioners run on a higher voltage than the electrical lights and outlets in your home, it is highly recommended that you call a certified air conditioning technician should you face additional maintenance issues, including problems related to the following:

  • Loud noises from the fan motor when your air conditioner turns on
  • Warm air from your air conditioner vents that does not cool down
  • Your air conditioner does not stop running, even after reaching the temperature on your thermostat.

Call us at 303-399-7420 or send us an email at gstone@allstarelectrical.com to find out more and schedule an appointment with one of our certified air conditioning technicians. For over 16 years, Allstar Electrical Services has been Denver’s choice for reputable electrical services for your home and office, and we’re ready to take on any issue you’re facing with your residential or commercial building.