The summer heat means your air conditioner is putting in a greater amount of work. The best way to stay 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 help guarantee your air conditioner is working correctly 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 easy 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 faster. 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
Frequently replacing or cleaning the air filters in your air conditioner will help its efficiency. For any questions about which filter to purchase or how often you should change it, take a look at the filter itself or feel free to call the team at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc 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 regular use, it’s subject to dusty conditions, or you have pets, that your filter may need to be cleaned or changed more often.
Your air conditioner’s coils accumulate 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 shrubbery. Coils can also bend, hampering 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 vital to keep up with your routine air conditioner maintenance. The experts at PWA Heating & Cooling 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 running 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 815-410-1231 to schedule your maintenance visit today.