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 much more work. The best way to remain cool this summer is to stay on-top of your unit’s upkeep so you can be sure everything is operating correctly. There are a few tips for you to help guarantee your air conditioner is working as it should during the hotter season. Keep the Area Around Unit Clear of Brush and Debris Summer is the most popular to mow your lawn, making it easy for grass clippings and other debris to accumulate 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 faster. 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 Habitually replacing or cleaning the air filters in your air conditioner will help 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 Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services so we can advise 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 constant use, it’s subject to dusty conditions, or you have pets, that your filter could need to be cleaned or changed more often. Coil Care Your air conditioner’s coils accumulate 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 area is dusty or if there is nearby foliage. 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 appropriate. Keep Up with Your Air Conditioner Maintenance It is critical to keep up with your regular air conditioner maintenance. The experts at Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services 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 operating as long as possible. Stay cool this summer by scheduling your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Call us at 575-887-7777 to schedule your maintenance visit today, you can also arrange an appointment with us online.