The summer heat means your air conditioner is putting in a lot 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 operating correctly. There are a few tips for you to help guarantee your air conditioner is working properly 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 gather 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 sooner. Be sure to frequently clean up 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 improve its efficiency. For any questions about which filter you should use or how often you should change it, review the filter itself or feel free to contact the team at Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC 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 constant use, it’s subject to dusty circumstances, or you have pets, that your filter may need to be cleaned or changed more regularly.
Your air conditioner’s coils collect dirt over time which eventually lowers airflow and insulates the coil making it more difficult to absorb heat. The outdoor coils can become dirty if the area is dusty or if there is nearby vegetation. Coils can also bend, hindering airflow through the coil. Our team 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 professionals at Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC 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 booking your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Contact us at 715-318-6728 to schedule your maintenance visit today.