How do I know if my air conditioner is running properly this summer? 06/25/2018The hot weather and increased humidity 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 operating correctly. There are a few tips for you to help make sure your air conditioner is working as it should during this summer heat. Keep the Area Around Unit Clear of Brush and Debris Summer is the most common time 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 remove any debris around your unit so your air conditioner can last as long as possible. Change or Clean the Air Filter Frequently replacing or cleaning the air filters in your air conditioner will help its efficiency. For any questions about which filter you should use or how often you should change it, take a look at the filter itself or feel free to reach out to the team at C-N-O Comfort Zone 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 could need to be cleaned or changed more frequently. Coil Care Your air conditioner’s coils gather 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, obstructing airflow through the coil. Our experts 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 annual air conditioner maintenance. The experts at C-N-O Comfort Zone 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 running as long as possible. Stay cool during this summer’s heat by arranging your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Contact us at 636-578-1777 to schedule your maintenance visit today, you can also set up an appointment with us online.