With the heat and humidity in full swing this summer your air conditioner is putting in a lot of 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 running correctly. There are a few tips for you to help guarantee your air conditioner is working as it should during this summer heat.
Keep the Area Around Unit Clear of Brush and Debris
Summer is the most common time to mow your lawn, making it possible for grass clippings and other debris to accumulate 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 frequently 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 to purchase or how often you should change it, check the filter itself or feel free to call the team at GV Heating & Air 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 environments, or you have pets, that your filter may need to be cleaned or changed more often.
Your air conditioner’s coils collect 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 area is dusty or if there is nearby shrubbery. Coils can also bend, hampering airflow through the coil. Our team 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 critical to keep up with your routine air conditioner maintenance. The technicians at GV Heating & 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 operating as long as possible. Stay cool this summer by booking your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Call us at 763-535-2000 to schedule your maintenance visit today.