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

Cooling

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 stay cool this summer is to stay on-top of your unit’s upkeep so you can ensure everything is running correctly. There are a few tips for you to ensure your air conditioner is working properly during the warmer months.

Keep the Area Around Unit Clear of Brush and Debris

Summer is prime time to mow your lawn, making it easy for grass clippings and other debris to gather 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 faster. Be sure to consistently 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 increase its efficiency. For any questions about which filter to purchase or how often you should change it, take a look at the filter itself or feel free to contact the team at B & B Heating & Cooling so we can advise 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 consistent use, it’s subject to dusty circumstances, 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 will lower airflow and insulates the coil making it harder to absorb heat. The outdoor coils can become dirty if the area is dusty or if there is nearby vegetation. Coils can also bend, hampering airflow through the coil. Our pros 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 imperative to keep up with your regular air conditioner maintenance. The professionals at B & B 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 avoid major breakdowns and keep your air conditioner operating as long as possible. Stay cool during this summer’s heat by arranging your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Contact us at 314-838-9800 to schedule your maintenance visit today, you can also set up an appointment with us online.

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