How do I know if my air conditioner is running properly this summer? 06/25/2018The 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 feel confident everything is running correctly. There are a few tips for you to help make sure your air conditioner is working correctly during the hotter season. 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 gather 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 earlier. Be sure to frequently 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 increase 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 reach out to the team at Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. 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 consistent use, it’s subject to dusty circumstances, or you have pets, that your filter may need to be cleaned or changed more often. 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 surroundings are dusty or if there is nearby vegetation. Coils can also bend, hampering airflow through the coil. Our team 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 imperative to keep up with your regular air conditioner maintenance. The experts at Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, 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 avoid major breakdowns and keep your air conditioner running as long as possible. Stay cool in the summer heat by arranging your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Contact us at 785-357-6200 to schedule your maintenance visit today, you can also arrange an appointment with us online.