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

The summer heat means your air conditioner is putting in a lot of work. The best way to remain cool this summer is to stay on-top of your unit’s upkeep so you can be sure everything is working correctly. There are a few tips for you to help guarantee your air conditioner is working properly during the hotter season.

Keep the Area Around Unit Clear of Brush and Debris

Summer is the most popular to mow your lawn, making it more likely 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 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 to purchase or how often you should change it, review the filter itself or feel free to reach out to the team at Knoechel Heating Company so we can provide a suggestion 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 regular use, it’s subject to dusty environments, or you have pets, that your filter may need to be cleaned or changed more frequently.

Coil Care

Your air conditioner’s coils accumulate dirt over time which eventually lowers airflow and insulates the coil making it more difficult to absorb heat. The outdoor coils can become dirty if the environment is dusty or if there is nearby foliage. Coils can also bend, obstructing airflow through the coil. Our experts 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 critical to keep up with your regular air conditioner maintenance. The technicians at Knoechel Heating Company 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 during this summer’s heat by scheduling your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Contact us at 724-452-6280 to schedule your maintenance visit today, you can also arrange an appointment with us online.