The hot weather and increased humidity means 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 ensure everything is operating correctly. There are a few tips for you to ensure your air conditioner is working as it should 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 build up 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 earlier. Be sure to regularly 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 you should use or how often you should change it, check the filter itself or feel free to contact the team at Heartland Heating & Cooling 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 conditions, or you have pets, that your filter might need to be cleaned or changed more regularly.
Your air conditioner’s coils accumulate dirt over time which ultimately decreases airflow and insulates the coil making it harder to absorb heat. The outdoor coils can become dirty if the surroundings are dusty or if there is nearby vegetation. Coils can also bend, hindering airflow through the coil. Our experts 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 critical to keep up with your annual air conditioner maintenance. The professionals at Heartland 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 in the summer heat by booking your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Contact us at 515-344-3579 to schedule your maintenance visit today.