The summer heat means 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 feel confident everything is operating correctly. There are a few tips for you to ensure your air conditioner is working properly during this summer heat.
Keep the Area Around Unit Clear of Brush and Debris
Summer is prime time to mow your lawn, making it possible for grass clippings and other debris to accumulate 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 consistently 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 buy or how often you should change it, review the filter itself or feel free to call the team at Pliescott HVAC Services LLC 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 may need to be cleaned or changed more frequently.
Your air conditioner’s coils accumulate dirt over time which will lower 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 shrubbery. 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 as appropriate.
Keep Up with Your Air Conditioner Maintenance
It is critical to keep up with your regular air conditioner maintenance. The technicians at Pliescott HVAC Services LLC 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 working as long as possible. Stay cool in the summer heat by scheduling your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Call us at 410-228-4822 to schedule your maintenance visit today.