How to Prevent Air Conditioning Problems Published on May 18, 2017 Many homeowners ask what they can do to prevent A/C system repair problems besides just changing their air filter monthly. Barlow Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some suggestions to help your A/C system keep up with the dog days of summer. Power off your air conditioner while mowing. To prevent lawn clippings from infiltrating your outside air conditioning equipment, turn your thermostat to “off” while you are mowing. You should also keep the outdoor equipment clear from any vegetation or brush so it has enough room to perform properly. Keep air supply vents open and free from obstruction. To be sure your home has proper airflow, be sure your return air grills are open and have plenty of space around them. Get routine pest control service. Bugs can get into the electrical components within your outdoor cooling equipment. These bugs could actually cause the system to malfunction so spreading an environmentally safe pesticide around the base of your outdoor system can help prevent insect infestation issues. Get your seasonal tune-up. Barlow Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning offers air conditioning maintenance plans to provide you with a proactive approach to taking care of your cooling system. Seasonal maintenance is important not just to keep your air conditioning equipment working properly, but also to keep your warranty valid. Are you having issues with your air conditioning system? Call Barlow Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 801-436-8985 and we’ll send one of our experts out to get you cooling again in no time.