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

With the heat and humidity in full swing this summer your air conditioner is putting in much more work. The best way to keep 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 correctly during this summer heat.

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 decrease in system capacity and reduced airflow, resulting in your air conditioner working harder and ultimately wearing down sooner. 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

Habitually replacing or cleaning the air filters in your air conditioner will increase 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 contact the team at US Air Heating and Cooling so we can recommend one 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 constant use, it’s subject to dusty conditions, or you have pets, that your filter could need to be cleaned or changed more regularly.

Coil Care

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 area is dusty or if there is nearby shrubbery. 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 regular air conditioner maintenance. The technicians at US Air Heating and 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 running 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. Call us at 803-980-4328 to schedule your maintenance visit today, you can also arrange an appointment with us online.