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

June 25, 2018

With the heat and humidity in full swing this summer your air conditioner is putting in much more work. The best way to remain cool this summer is to stay on-top of your unit’s upkeep so you can be sure everything is running correctly. There are a few tips for you to help guarantee your air conditioner is working correctly during this summer heat.

Keep the Area Around Unit Clear of Brush and Debris

Summer is the most common time to mow your lawn, making it possible 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 earlier. 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

Regularly replacing or cleaning the air filters in your air conditioner will increase 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 Home Comfort Heating & Air so we can advise based on your specific system. For certain filter sizes, we can check and replace them at your routine 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 might need to be cleaned or changed more regularly.

Coil Care

Your air conditioner’s coils collect dirt over time which eventually lowers airflow and insulates the coil making it challenging to absorb heat. The outdoor coils can become dirty if the area is dusty or if there is nearby foliage. 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 appropriate.

Keep Up with Your Air Conditioner Maintenance

It is critical to keep up with your annual air conditioner maintenance. The technicians at Home Comfort Heating & Air 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 in the summer heat by arranging your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Give us a call at 763-276-0617 to schedule your maintenance visit today.