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

Cooling

With the heat and humidity in full swing this summer 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 make sure your air conditioner is working as it should during the warmer months.

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 earlier. 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 improve its efficiency. For any questions about which filter to purchase or how often you should change it, review the filter itself or feel free to reach out to the team at Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. 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 could need to be cleaned or changed more frequently.

Coil Care

Your air conditioner’s coils collect dirt over time which ultimately decreases 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 shrubbery. 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 required.

Keep Up with Your Air Conditioner Maintenance

It is critical to keep up with your routine air conditioner maintenance. The technicians at Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. 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 operating 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. Give us a call at 630-833-1100 to schedule your maintenance visit today, you can also set up an appointment with us online.

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