How do I know if my air conditioner is running properly this summer? 06/25/2018With the heat and humidity in full swing this summer your air conditioner is putting in a greater amount of work. The best way to keep cool this summer is to stay on-top of your unit’s upkeep so you can be sure everything is running correctly. There are a few tips for you to help make sure 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 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 faster. 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 Regularly 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, review the filter itself or feel free to call the team at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. 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 constant use, it’s subject to dusty circumstances, or you have pets, that your filter might need to be cleaned or changed more regularly. Coil Care Your air conditioner’s coils collect 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 surroundings are dusty or if there is nearby shrubbery. Coils can also bend, hampering airflow through the coil. Our team 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 professionals at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., 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 prevent major breakdowns and keep your air conditioner working as long as possible. Stay cool in the summer heat by booking your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Contact us at 803-796-9172 to schedule your maintenance visit today, you can also arrange an appointment with us online.