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

Cooling

With the heat and humidity in full swing this summer 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 feel confident everything is running correctly. There are a few tips for you to help guarantee your air conditioner is working correctly during the hotter season.

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 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 consistently remove 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 help 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 call the team at Paso Robles Heating and Air so we can advise 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 circumstances, or you have pets, that your filter may need to be cleaned or changed more often.

Coil Care

Your air conditioner’s coils gather dirt over time which eventually lowers 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 foliage. Coils can also bend, obstructing airflow through the coil. Our pros 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 vital to keep up with your regular air conditioner maintenance. The technicians at Paso Robles Heating and Air 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 working as long as possible. Stay cool during this summer’s heat by arranging your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Give us a call at 805-203-8667 to schedule your maintenance visit today.

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