With the heat and humidity in full swing this summer your air conditioner is putting in a lot of work. The best way to keep cool this summer is to stay on-top of your unit’s upkeep so you can be sure 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 popular 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 decline in system capacity and reduced airflow, resulting in your air conditioner working harder and ultimately wearing down sooner. Be sure to frequently eliminate 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 to buy or how often you should change it, check the filter itself or feel free to reach out to the team at J.L. Brady Company LLC 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 consistent use, it’s subject to dusty conditions, or you have pets, that your filter may need to be cleaned or changed more often.
Your air conditioner’s coils collect 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 area is dusty or if there is nearby vegetation. Coils can also bend, hampering airflow through the coil. Our experts 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 critical to keep up with your annual air conditioner maintenance. The professionals at J.L. Brady Company LLC 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 operating as long as possible. Stay cool during this summer’s heat by scheduling your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Contact us at 309-517-7511 to schedule your maintenance visit today.