The hot weather and increased humidity means your air conditioner is putting in a greater amount of work. The best way to keep cool this summer is to stay on-top of your unit’s upkeep so you can be sure everything is operating correctly. There are a few tips for you to help guarantee your air conditioner is working correctly during this summer heat.
Keep the Area Around Unit Clear of Brush and Debris
Summer is the most popular to mow your lawn, making it easy for grass clippings and other debris to accumulate outside of your air conditioner. This can cause a drop in system capacity and reduced airflow, resulting in your air conditioner working harder and ultimately wearing down faster. Be sure to consistently clean up any debris around your unit so your air conditioner can last as long as possible.
Change or Clean the Air Filter
Regularly replacing or cleaning the air filters in your air conditioner will help its efficiency. For any questions about which filter to purchase or how often you should change it, check the filter itself or feel free to contact the team at Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces so we can provide a suggestion based on your specific system. For certain filter sizes, we can check and replace them at your regular maintenance visit. It’s important to know that if your air conditioner is in consistent use, it’s subject to dusty environments, or you have pets, that your filter may need to be cleaned or changed more frequently.
Your air conditioner’s coils accumulate dirt over time which ultimately decreases airflow and insulates the coil making it harder to absorb heat. The outdoor coils can become dirty if the surroundings are dusty or if there is nearby foliage. Coils can also bend, hindering airflow through the coil. Our pros can check the coils at your annual maintenance visit to clean or straighten coils when needed.
Keep Up with Your Air Conditioner Maintenance
It is vital to keep up with your annual air conditioner maintenance. The experts at Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces can look at your air conditioner to ensure everything is working correctly, keep coils and filters clean, and much more. Annual maintenance check-ups will help evade major breakdowns and keep your air conditioner running as long as possible. Stay cool this summer by booking your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Give us a call at 308-321-4703 to schedule your maintenance visit today.