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 lot of work. The best way to stay cool this summer is to stay on-top of your unit’s upkeep so you can feel confident everything is operating correctly. There are a few tips for you to help make sure your air conditioner is working properly during the hotter season. Keep the Area Around Unit Clear of Brush and Debris Summer is the most common time to mow your lawn, making it easy for grass clippings and other debris to build up 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 Frequently 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 call the team at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service 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 environments, 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 will lower 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 shrubbery. Coils can also bend, obstructing airflow through the coil. Our experts 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 imperative to keep up with your annual air conditioner maintenance. The experts at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service 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 working as long as possible. Stay cool in the summer heat by arranging your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Give us a call at 985-537-6795 to schedule your maintenance visit today, you can also schedule an appointment with us online.