The summer heat means your air conditioner is putting in much more work. The best way to stay cool this summer is to stay on-top of your unit’s upkeep so you can be sure everything is operating correctly. There are a few tips for you to ensure your air conditioner is working correctly during the warmer months.
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 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 faster. Be sure to frequently clean up 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 improve its efficiency. For any questions about which filter to buy or how often you should change it, check the filter itself or feel free to call the team at J & J Air Conditioning so we can provide a suggestion based on your specific system. For certain filter sizes, we can check and replace them at your routine 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 frequently.
Your air conditioner’s coils accumulate dirt over time which will lower airflow and insulates the coil making it challenging to absorb heat. The outdoor coils can become dirty if the environment is dusty or if there is nearby shrubbery. 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 required.
Keep Up with Your Air Conditioner Maintenance
It is critical to keep up with your annual air conditioner maintenance. The technicians at J & J Air Conditioning 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 operating as long as possible. Stay cool this summer by scheduling your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Contact us at 254-355-3833 to schedule your maintenance visit today.