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 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 gather 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 regularly eliminate any debris around your unit so your air conditioner can last as long as possible.
Change or Clean the Air Filter
Habitually 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, take a look at the filter itself or feel free to reach out to the team at Service Max Heating & 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 regular maintenance visit. It’s important to know that if your air conditioner is in constant use, it’s subject to dusty environments, or you have pets, that your filter might need to be cleaned or changed more regularly.
Your air conditioner’s coils gather 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 area 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 imperative to keep up with your regular air conditioner maintenance. The experts at Service Max Heating & 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 evade major breakdowns and keep your air conditioner operating as long as possible. Stay cool in the summer heat by booking your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Give us a call at 360-255-5857 to schedule your maintenance visit today.