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

June 25, 2018

The hot weather and increased humidity means your air conditioner is putting in much more work. The best way to keep cool this summer is to stay on-top of your unit’s upkeep so you can be sure everything is working correctly. There are a few tips for you to help make sure your air conditioner is working as it should during the hotter season.

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 consistently remove 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 you should use or how often you should change it, review the filter itself or feel free to reach out to the team at Breathe Healthier 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 environments, or you have pets, that your filter might need to be cleaned or changed more often.

Coil Care

Your air conditioner’s coils accumulate 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 environment is dusty or if there is nearby foliage. 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 when needed.

Keep Up with Your Air Conditioner Maintenance

It is critical to keep up with your routine air conditioner maintenance. The technicians at Breathe Healthier 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 avoid 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. Give us a call at 772-600-7151 to schedule your maintenance visit today.