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

June 25, 2018

The 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 ensure everything is running correctly. There are a few tips for you to help guarantee your air conditioner is working properly 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 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 regularly remove 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, check the filter itself or feel free to call the team at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning so we can provide a suggestion based on your specific system. For certain filter sizes, we can check and replace them at your annual maintenance visit. It’s important to know that if your air conditioner is in regular use, it’s subject to dusty conditions, or you have pets, that your filter might need to be cleaned or changed more frequently.

Coil Care

Your air conditioner’s coils accumulate 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 environment is dusty or if there is nearby foliage. 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 vital to keep up with your routine air conditioner maintenance. The technicians at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning 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 prevent 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 601-292-9763 to schedule your maintenance visit today.