The hot weather and increased humidity means your air conditioner is putting in a greater amount of 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 operating correctly. There are a few tips for you to help guarantee 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 popular 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 decrease in system capacity and reduced airflow, resulting in your air conditioner working harder and ultimately wearing down sooner. 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 you should use or how often you should change it, review the filter itself or feel free to call the team at Colvin's Heating and Cooling 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 conditions, or you have pets, that your filter may need to be cleaned or changed more frequently.
Your air conditioner’s coils gather dirt over time which ultimately decreases airflow and insulates the coil making it more difficult to absorb heat. The outdoor coils can become dirty if the surroundings are dusty or if there is nearby shrubbery. Coils can also bend, hampering airflow through the coil. Our pros 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 vital to keep up with your annual air conditioner maintenance. The technicians at Colvin's Heating and Cooling 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 operating 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. Give us a call at 816-379-3918 to schedule your maintenance visit today.