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 remain cool this summer is to stay on-top of your unit’s upkeep so you can ensure everything is operating correctly. There are a few tips for you to help guarantee your air conditioner is working correctly during the warmer months. Keep the Area Around Unit Clear of Brush and Debris Summer is prime time to mow your lawn, making it more likely for grass clippings and other debris to accumulate outside of your air conditioner. This can cause a decrease in system capacity and reduced airflow, resulting in your air conditioner working harder and ultimately wearing down earlier. Be sure to frequently clean up 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 you should use or how often you should change it, check the filter itself or feel free to call the team at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. so we can advise based on your specific system. For certain filter sizes, we can check and replace them at your regular 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 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 surroundings are 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 critical to keep up with your annual air conditioner maintenance. The experts at Garoken Energy 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 avoid major breakdowns and keep your air conditioner working as long as possible. Stay cool this summer by arranging your annual maintenance appointment so you can be confident that your air conditioner is working properly. Give us a call at 503-848-3838 to schedule your maintenance visit today, you can also schedule an appointment with us online.