The hot weather and increased humidity means 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 feel confident everything is running correctly. There are a few tips for you to help guarantee your air conditioner is working properly during this summer heat.
Keep the Area Around Unit Clear of Brush and Debris
Summer is prime time to mow your lawn, making it possible for grass clippings and other debris to build up 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 faster. Be sure to consistently clean up any debris around your unit so your air conditioner can last as long as possible.
Change or Clean the Air Filter
Frequently replacing or cleaning the air filters in your air conditioner will improve its efficiency. For any questions about which filter to purchase or how often you should change it, take a look at the filter itself or feel free to call the team at Three Rivers Heating & Cooling so we can recommend one 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 might need to be cleaned or changed more frequently.
Your air conditioner’s coils gather dirt over time which ultimately decreases airflow and insulates the coil making it challenging to absorb heat. The outdoor coils can become dirty if the surroundings are 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 when needed.
Keep Up with Your Air Conditioner Maintenance
It is critical to keep up with your regular air conditioner maintenance. The professionals at Three Rivers 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 prevent major breakdowns and keep your air conditioner running as long as possible. Stay cool during this summer’s heat by booking your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Contact us at 503-213-4433 to schedule your maintenance visit today.