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

June 25, 2018

The hot weather and increased humidity means your air conditioner is putting in much more work. The best way to stay cool this summer is to stay on-top of your unit’s upkeep so you can ensure everything is working correctly. There are a few tips for you to help make sure your air conditioner is working properly during the warmer months.

Keep the Area Around Unit Clear of Brush and Debris

Summer is prime time to mow your lawn, making it more likely for grass clippings and other debris to gather 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 consistently clean up 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 improve 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 Airmen HVAC Service so we can advise 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 circumstances, or you have pets, that your filter might need to be cleaned or changed more often.

Coil Care

Your air conditioner’s coils gather 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 area is dusty or if there is nearby foliage. Coils can also bend, obstructing airflow through the coil. Our team can check the coils at your annual maintenance visit to clean or straighten coils as required.

Keep Up with Your Air Conditioner Maintenance

It is vital to keep up with your annual air conditioner maintenance. The technicians at Airmen HVAC Service 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 scheduling your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Contact us at 570-322-3131 to schedule your maintenance visit today.