With the heat and humidity in full swing this summer your air conditioner is putting in a greater amount 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 working correctly. There are a few tips for you to help make sure your air conditioner is working correctly 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 more likely for grass clippings and other debris to build up outside of your air conditioner. This can cause a drop in system capacity and reduced airflow, resulting in your air conditioner working harder and ultimately wearing down earlier. 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
Regularly 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, check the filter itself or feel free to reach out to the team at Wallpe Heating & Cooling 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 regular use, it’s subject to dusty circumstances, 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 eventually lowers 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, hindering airflow through the coil. Our pros 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 vital to keep up with your annual air conditioner maintenance. The technicians at Wallpe Heating & 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 working 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 812-663-7252 to schedule your maintenance visit today.