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 much more work. The best way to remain cool this summer is to stay on-top of your unit’s upkeep so you can feel confident everything is working correctly. There are a few tips for you to ensure your air conditioner is working properly during this summer heat.

Keep the Area Around Unit Clear of Brush and Debris

Summer is the most popular to mow your lawn, making it easy for grass clippings and other debris to accumulate 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 sooner. 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 help its efficiency. For any questions about which filter to purchase or how often you should change it, review the filter itself or feel free to call the team at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC so we can advise 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 environments, or you have pets, that your filter could need to be cleaned or changed more often.

Coil Care

Your air conditioner’s coils collect 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 area is dusty or if there is nearby vegetation. 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 when needed.

Keep Up with Your Air Conditioner Maintenance

It is imperative to keep up with your routine air conditioner maintenance. The professionals at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC 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 this summer by booking your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Contact us at 309-437-2703 to schedule your maintenance visit today.

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