It’s summer and that means long, hot days are in store for everyone. One of the best ways to beat the summer heat is with an air conditioner or central cooling system for your property. Unfortunately, these AC units require a little maintenance every now and then, meaning you may be without your cooling system for some time. If you want to check on your AC unit before having to call professionals to help you, then this is the perfect blog for you. Today, the experts here at Comfort Solutions, the top-rated air conditioning company in Western Montana, will be going over how you can check and maintain your AC unit before having to partner with professionals.

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Replace Air Filters

Every central air conditioning system uses air filters to help stop or mitigate the flow of harmful substances in the air, such as dust, pet dander, and pollen. Over time though, these air filters become clogged and can reduce the amount of air that can circulate through your AC unit at any given time. If you’re having problems with good, sustained airflow or air quality, then it’s probably time to check your air filters. If they seem like they need to be replaced, or if they’re damaged or broken, then simply stop by your local hardware store to pick up replacement filters for your AC unit. Be sure to keep the old filter so you know what size you need to purchase!

Clean Condenser Coils

If there are objects around your AC unit or things stuck to the vents, then chances are your air conditioner won’t be working properly. Clear away any objects around your unit and remove any that might be stuck on or in your vents. After you’ve cleared any debris, grab a garden hose and gently spray down your AC unit. Continue rinsing your unit until the water runs off clear. If you have dirty condenser coils, it can often feel like your AC unit is blowing warm air around your property. You can also do this with a window AC unit as well, but be sure to take your unit outside before you start cleaning.

Check The Thermostat

While it may sound simple, your thermostat could be the cause of AC problems. For many AC units, your thermostat controls when your air conditioning unit turns on. If your thermostat is set to auto or automatic, your AC will be programmed to turn on after your property reaches a certain temperature. Check the temperature setting on your thermostat and adjust it if needed. If your thermostat isn’t working properly, you may want to try changing the batteries in your thermostat if they use them. You may also want to check your circuit breaker to make sure it’s not overloaded or tripped.

If these methods don’t help fix your AC problems, then you may need to contact your local AC contractors to come help you. Here at Comfort Solutions, we provide some of the best air conditioning services in Western Montana for properties of all sizes. Learn more about our professional air conditioning solutions, get to know our AC maintenance company, or contact Comfort Solutions to schedule an appointment with our AC contractors today!