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 lot of 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 working correctly. There are a few tips for you to ensure your air conditioner is working correctly 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 more likely 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 consistently 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 improve its efficiency. For any questions about which filter to buy or how often you should change it, take a look at the filter itself or feel free to call the team at Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. 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 consistent use, it’s subject to dusty environments, or you have pets, that your filter could need to be cleaned or changed more regularly. Coil Care Your air conditioner’s coils gather dirt over time which eventually lowers airflow and insulates the coil making it more difficult to absorb heat. The outdoor coils can become dirty if the environment is dusty or if there is nearby vegetation. Coils can also bend, hampering 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 vital to keep up with your regular air conditioner maintenance. The technicians at Southern Heating & Cooling 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 evade major breakdowns and keep your air conditioner operating 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 256-574-1300 to schedule your maintenance visit today, you can also set up an appointment with us online.