How do I know if my air conditioner is running properly this summer?

With the heat and humidity in full swing this summer your air conditioner is putting in a greater amount of work. The best way to remain cool this summer is to stay on-top of your unit’s upkeep so you can ensure everything is running correctly. There are a few tips for you to ensure your air conditioner is working correctly during the warmer months.

Keep the Area Around Unit Clear of Brush and Debris

Summer is prime time to mow your lawn, making it possible for grass clippings and other debris to accumulate outside of your air conditioner. This can cause a decrease in system capacity and reduced airflow, resulting in your air conditioner working harder and ultimately wearing down faster. Be sure to regularly eliminate any debris around your unit so your air conditioner can last as long as possible.

Change or Clean the Air Filter

Frequently replacing or cleaning the air filters in your air conditioner will increase its efficiency. For any questions about which filter you should use or how often you should change it, check the filter itself or feel free to call the team at AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC so we can recommend one based on your specific system. For certain filter sizes, we can check and replace them at your routine maintenance visit. It’s important to know that if your air conditioner is in constant use, it’s subject to dusty environments, or you have pets, that your filter might need to be cleaned or changed more regularly.

Coil Care

Your air conditioner’s coils collect dirt over time which will lower airflow and insulates the coil making it harder to absorb heat. The outdoor coils can become dirty if the environment is 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 as appropriate.

Keep Up with Your Air Conditioner Maintenance

It is imperative to keep up with your annual air conditioner maintenance. The experts at AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC 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 avoid major breakdowns and keep your air conditioner operating as long as possible. Stay cool in the summer heat by arranging your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Give us a call at 479-372-4304 to schedule your maintenance visit today, you can also set up an appointment with us online.