How do I know if my air conditioner is running properly this summer?

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The summer heat means 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 ensure everything is operating correctly. There are a few tips for you to help make sure your air conditioner is working correctly during this summer heat.

Keep the Area Around Unit Clear of Brush and Debris

Summer is the most popular to mow your lawn, making it more likely 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 earlier. Be sure to frequently clean up 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 improve 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 call the team at B & G HVAC so we can provide a suggestion 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 regularly.

Coil Care

Your air conditioner’s coils collect 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 shrubbery. Coils can also bend, hindering 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 imperative to keep up with your annual air conditioner maintenance. The experts at B & G HVAC 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 working as long as possible. Stay cool in the summer heat by scheduling your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Give us a call at 641-752-3429 to schedule your maintenance visit today.

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