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

June 25, 2018

The summer heat means your air conditioner is putting in a lot of work. The best way to stay 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 ensure your air conditioner is working correctly during the hotter season.

Keep the Area Around Unit Clear of Brush and Debris

Summer is the most common time to mow your lawn, making it more likely for grass clippings and other debris to build up 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 frequently remove any debris around your unit so your air conditioner can last as long as possible.

Change or Clean the Air Filter

Habitually replacing or cleaning the air filters in your air conditioner will increase 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 reach out to the team at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air so we can provide a suggestion based on your specific system. For certain filter sizes, we can check and replace them at your annual maintenance visit. It’s important to know that if your air conditioner is in constant use, it’s subject to dusty conditions, or you have pets, that your filter may need to be cleaned or changed more regularly.

Coil Care

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 environment is dusty or if there is nearby foliage. Coils can also bend, hindering airflow through the coil. Our experts 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 regular air conditioner maintenance. The professionals at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air 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 running as long as possible. Stay cool in the summer heat by scheduling your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Call us at 847-306-8990 to schedule your maintenance visit today.