The hot weather and increased humidity means your air conditioner is putting in a lot of work. The best way to remain 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 ensure 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 gather 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 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
Frequently 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 contact the team at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating 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 constant use, it’s subject to dusty environments, or you have pets, that your filter may need to be cleaned or changed more regularly.
Your air conditioner’s coils gather dirt over time which eventually lowers airflow and insulates the coil making it harder 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 appropriate.
Keep Up with Your Air Conditioner Maintenance
It is critical to keep up with your regular air conditioner maintenance. The experts at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating 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 avoid 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 979-323-6130 to schedule your maintenance visit today.