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 be sure everything is working correctly. There are a few tips for you to ensure your air conditioner is working as it should during the hotter season. Keep the Area Around Unit Clear of Brush and Debris Summer is prime time 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 earlier. Be sure to consistently 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 reach out to the team at Thornberry Bros Inc 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 consistent 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 collect dirt over time which eventually lowers airflow and insulates the coil making it challenging to absorb heat. The outdoor coils can become dirty if the environment 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 when needed. Keep Up with Your Air Conditioner Maintenance It is imperative to keep up with your annual air conditioner maintenance. The experts at Thornberry Bros 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 during this summer’s heat by scheduling your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Give us a call at 859-745-1564 to schedule your maintenance visit today, you can also schedule an appointment with us online.