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

Cooling

The summer heat means 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 ensure everything is working correctly. There are a few tips for you to help make sure your air conditioner is working correctly during the warmer months.

Keep the Area Around Unit Clear of Brush and Debris

Summer is the most popular to mow your lawn, making it easy for grass clippings and other debris to accumulate 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 faster. 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

Habitually replacing or cleaning the air filters in your air conditioner will improve 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 reach out to the team at Stan's Heating, 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 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 will lower 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 experts at Stan's Heating, 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 operating 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 541-889-3987 to schedule your maintenance visit today.

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