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

Cooling

The hot weather and increased humidity means your air conditioner is putting in a lot of work. The best way to stay cool this summer is to stay on-top of your unit’s upkeep so you can feel confident everything is operating correctly. There are a few tips for you to help guarantee your air conditioner is working as it should 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 earlier. Be sure to consistently 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, check the filter itself or feel free to reach out to the team at Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc 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 regular use, it’s subject to dusty circumstances, or you have pets, that your filter might need to be cleaned or changed more regularly.

Coil Care

Your air conditioner’s coils collect 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 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 required.

Keep Up with Your Air Conditioner Maintenance

It is imperative to keep up with your annual air conditioner maintenance. The experts at Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida 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 during this summer’s heat by scheduling your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Call us at 772-205-3269 to schedule your maintenance visit today.

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