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

June 25, 2018

The hot weather and increased humidity means your air conditioner is putting in much more work. The best way to remain cool this summer is to stay on-top of your unit’s upkeep so you can feel confident everything is working correctly. There are a few tips for you to ensure your air conditioner is working properly 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 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 sooner. Be sure to frequently 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 increase its efficiency. For any questions about which filter to buy or how often you should change it, review the filter itself or feel free to reach out to the team at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. so we can provide a suggestion 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 consistent use, it’s subject to dusty environments, or you have pets, that your filter might need to be cleaned or changed more regularly.

Coil Care

Your air conditioner’s coils accumulate dirt over time which eventually lowers 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 pros 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 vital to keep up with your routine air conditioner maintenance. The experts at Farnell Mechanical, Inc. 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 arranging your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Give us a call at 334-245-4748 to schedule your maintenance visit today.