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 a greater amount of work. The best way to stay 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 help guarantee your air conditioner is working as it should 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 accumulate 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

Frequently 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, check the filter itself or feel free to reach out to the team at Allstar Heating & 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 regular maintenance visit. It’s important to know that if your air conditioner is in consistent use, it’s subject to dusty circumstances, or you have pets, that your filter might need to be cleaned or changed more frequently.

Coil Care

Your air conditioner’s coils collect dirt over time which will lower airflow and insulates the coil making it more difficult 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 as appropriate.

Keep Up with Your Air Conditioner Maintenance

It is critical to keep up with your regular air conditioner maintenance. The technicians at Allstar Heating & 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 avoid major breakdowns and keep your air conditioner running as long as possible. Stay cool this summer by booking your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Contact us at 805-688-4018 to schedule your maintenance visit today, you can also schedule an appointment with us online.

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