The 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 feel confident everything is working correctly. There are a few tips for you to help make sure 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 easy for grass clippings and other debris to build up 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 consistently remove any debris around your unit so your air conditioner can last as long as possible.
Change or Clean the Air Filter
Regularly replacing or cleaning the air filters in your air conditioner will help its efficiency. For any questions about which filter to purchase or how often you should change it, check the filter itself or feel free to call the team at Gillman Heating and Air 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 might need to be cleaned or changed more often.
Your air conditioner’s coils gather 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 shrubbery. Coils can also bend, obstructing 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 critical to keep up with your routine air conditioner maintenance. The technicians at Gillman Heating and Air 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 arranging your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Contact us at 478-202-3076 to schedule your maintenance visit today.