Summer Months are Here: How to Keep Your A/C Running Smoothly

The dog days of summer are here, and with them comes the need for air conditioning. If you want to keep your home cool and comfortable, it’s important to make sure your A/C is running smoothly. In this blog post, we’ll discuss when to do A/C maintenance, how to clean the outside air conditioner unit, and how Bell Cow can help with all your A/C needs. Stay cool!

The Importance of A/C Maintenance

Your air conditioner is one of the most important appliances in your home, and it’s important to keep it running smoothly. Not only will this help keep your home comfortable during the hot summer months, but it can also save you money on your energy bills. When you do maintenance, you’re essentially giving your A/C a tune-up that will help it run more efficiently.

When Should You Do A/C Maintenance?

You should do A/C maintenance at least once a year, preferably in the spring before the hot weather hits. However, if you live in an area with a long cooling season, you may need to do it more often. Additionally, if you have an older unit or one that’s been having trouble lately, you may want to consider doing A/C maintenance more often.

How You Can Maintain Your A/C Yourself?

There are a few things you can do to maintain your A/C yourself, such as changing the air filter and cleaning the coils. However, for most people, it’s best to leave A/C maintenance to the professionals. Not only will they be able to do it more quickly and efficiently, but they’ll also be able to spot any potential problems before they become serious.

Thankfully, while the big maintenance projects should be left to the professionals, there are some things you can do yourself to help keep your A/C running smoothly. This includes:

  • Changing your air filter regularly: You should change your air filter every few months, or more often if you have pets or live in a dusty area.
  • Cleaning the coils: The coils on your A/C unit can get dirty over time, which can make the unit less efficient. To clean them, simply remove the coils and rinse them with a garden hose.
  • Keeping the area around your A/C unit clear: It’s important to keep the area around your AC unit free of debris and leaves. This will help ensure that the unit can breathe and doesn’t have to work harder than necessary to cool your home.

How Do You Clean the Outside Air Conditioning Unit?

The first step is to turn off the power to the unit. You’ll then need to remove any debris, such as leaves or branches, from around the unit. Next, use a hose to spray down the unit, being careful not to damage any of the delicate parts. Finally, use a brush or cloth to clean any dirt or grime that’s built up on the unit. 

Once you’re finished, you can turn the power back on and enjoy cool air all summer long!

Bell Cow Can Help With All Your A/C Needs

At Bell Cow, we’re here to help with all your A/C needs, whether it’s maintenance, repair, or replacement. We have a team of experienced and certified technicians who are ready to help keep your home cool and comfortable all summer long. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!