The hot weather and increased humidity means your air conditioner is putting in a lot of work. The best way to stay cool this summer is to stay on-top of your unit’s upkeep so you can ensure 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 prime time to mow your lawn, making it possible 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 frequently eliminate 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 improve its efficiency. For any questions about which filter you should use or how often you should change it, check the filter itself or feel free to call the team at TopTec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical 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 often.
Your air conditioner’s coils gather 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, hindering airflow through the coil. Our pros 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 vital to keep up with your regular air conditioner maintenance. The professionals at TopTec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical 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 working as long as possible. Stay cool in the summer heat by arranging your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Call us at 847-362-0262 to schedule your maintenance visit today.