It’s that time again…. Summer Heat time! With this extreme heat we are experiencing, now is the time to make sure you are being proactive with your a/c maintenance. We have probably another month of temperatures being at or over 100 degrees with the heat index so best to be prepared.
First and foremost, make sure you change those a/c filters monthly. Your systems ability to run smoothly and efficiently hinges on being able to breath well. When the filter gets clogged with dirt and debris, your system has to work harder to cool the air. When your system works harder it makes it more prone to break down because of the added stress.
The next step is to keep that outside unit clean. Like the a/c filters you replace inside the home, it is important to keep those fins cleaned. This you can accomplish with just a water hose and pressure nozzle. By gently cleaning the fins, you are removing accumulated dirt and debris from between the fins thus allowing the unit to run smoother. This can be done every 3-4 months.
While still not a cure for everything that could affect your system, these simple tips can keep your unit from freezing up or not running properly. Have a happy rest of the summer and remember to stay hydrated and cool!