With the heat and humidity in full swing this summer 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 feel confident everything is operating correctly. There are a few tips for you to help make sure your air conditioner is working properly 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 gather outside of your air conditioner. This can cause a decline in system capacity and reduced airflow, resulting in your air conditioner working harder and ultimately wearing down sooner. Be sure to regularly remove 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 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 Stanford Heating & Cooling 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 environments, or you have pets, that your filter may need to be cleaned or changed more often.
Your air conditioner’s coils accumulate dirt over time which will lower airflow and insulates the coil making it challenging to absorb heat. The outdoor coils can become dirty if the environment is dusty or if there is nearby vegetation. 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 critical to keep up with your routine air conditioner maintenance. The technicians at Stanford Heating & Cooling 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 prevent major breakdowns and keep your air conditioner running as long as possible. Stay cool during this summer’s heat by scheduling your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Call us at 812-825-8695 to schedule your maintenance visit today.