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 keep cool this summer is to stay on-top of your unit’s upkeep so you can be sure everything is working correctly. There are a few tips for you to help make sure your air conditioner is working correctly during the hotter season.

Keep the Area Around Unit Clear of Brush and Debris

Summer is prime time to mow your lawn, making it easy for grass clippings and other debris to build up 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 sooner. Be sure to regularly eliminate 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, review the filter itself or feel free to call the team at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning 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 consistent use, it’s subject to dusty conditions, or you have pets, that your filter might need to be cleaned or changed more frequently.

Coil Care

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 environment is dusty or if there is nearby foliage. Coils can also bend, obstructing airflow through the coil. Our experts 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 regular air conditioner maintenance. The experts at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning 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 working as long as possible. Stay cool this summer by arranging your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Contact us at 800-COOLING to schedule your maintenance visit today, you can also set up an appointment with us online.

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