How do I know if my air conditioner is running properly this summer? 06/25/2018With the heat and humidity in full swing this summer your air conditioner is putting in much more work. The best way to remain cool this summer is to stay on-top of your unit’s upkeep so you can be sure 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 the most popular to mow your lawn, making it easy for grass clippings and other debris to gather 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 faster. Be sure to regularly clean up 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 purchase or how often you should change it, review the filter itself or feel free to contact the team at Beck Cohen 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 circumstances, or you have pets, that your filter could need to be cleaned or changed more often. Coil Care Your air conditioner’s coils gather dirt over time which ultimately decreases 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, hindering airflow through the coil. Our pros 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 critical to keep up with your regular air conditioner maintenance. The technicians at Beck Cohen 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 operating as long as possible. Stay cool this summer by booking your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Contact us at 434-296-0129 to schedule your maintenance visit today, you can also schedule an appointment with us online.