The summer heat means your air conditioner is putting in a greater amount of work. The best way to stay cool this summer is to stay on-top of your unit’s upkeep so you can be sure everything is running correctly. There are a few tips for you to help guarantee 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 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 sooner. Be sure to frequently 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 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 call the team at Durable Service so we can advise 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 often.
Your air conditioner’s coils collect dirt over time which eventually lowers 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 team 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 vital to keep up with your annual air conditioner maintenance. The technicians at Durable Service 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 working as long as possible. Stay cool in the summer heat by booking your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Call us at 308-995-8177 to schedule your maintenance visit today.