How do I know if my air conditioner is running properly this summer? 06/25/2018The summer heat means 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 ensure everything is operating correctly. There are a few tips for you to ensure your air conditioner is working as it should during the warmer months. Keep the Area Around Unit Clear of Brush and Debris Summer is prime time to mow your lawn, making it more likely for grass clippings and other debris to accumulate outside of your air conditioner. This can cause a drop in system capacity and reduced airflow, resulting in your air conditioner working harder and ultimately wearing down earlier. Be sure to frequently remove any debris around your unit so your air conditioner can last as long as possible. Change or Clean the Air Filter Habitually replacing or cleaning the air filters in your air conditioner will help its efficiency. For any questions about which filter you should use or how often you should change it, check the filter itself or feel free to reach out to the team at Comfort Zone Inc so we can provide a suggestion 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 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 foliage. Coils can also bend, hampering airflow through the coil. Our pros 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 imperative to keep up with your annual air conditioner maintenance. The professionals at Comfort Zone 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 evade major breakdowns and keep your air conditioner working 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 239-574-2327 to schedule your maintenance visit today, you can also schedule an appointment with us online.