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

The hot weather and increased humidity means 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 ensure everything is running correctly. There are a few tips for you to ensure your air conditioner is working correctly during this summer heat.

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 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 regularly 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 improve its efficiency. For any questions about which filter to buy or how often you should change it, review the filter itself or feel free to contact the team at Forster Heating so we can recommend one 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 environments, or you have pets, that your filter may need to be cleaned or changed more often.

Coil Care

Your air conditioner’s coils accumulate dirt over time which ultimately decreases 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 foliage. Coils can also bend, obstructing airflow through the coil. Our pros 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 experts at Forster Heating 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 working as long as possible. Stay cool in the summer heat by scheduling your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Contact us at 530-885-8081 to schedule your maintenance visit today, you can also set up an appointment with us online.