Air Conditioning Going Strong – Prep for Fall
Now’s a great time to service and update
The Alabama heat is still here! Therefore your air conditioning is likely running longer and working harder to keep you cool inside your Baldwin county home. No one wants air conditioning maintenance expenses heading into the holidays. Warm weather is expected to continue for several weeks so book a service appointment now.
Keith Air Conditioning has expert technicians to handle all your AC needs. Dating back to 1964, we have an established reputation for excellence. We think you’ll find September is the perfect time to schedule an annual maintenance visit.
We’ll do a basic system cleaning and give an honest assessment of your equipment. We will inspect and test all components. Your technician will lubricate the relevant components and look for signs of excessive wear and tear.
Think it’s time for an upgrade? Ask about our selection of Carrier units. We can take measurements and perform the necessary calculations to recommend the correct size for your home. There are many options available in heat pumps, central air conditioners and ductless AC units.
Did You Know Seasonal Conditions Affect Air Conditioning Functionality?
Here are just a few things to monitor:
- Lifespan of Filters: You may experience an increase in particle buildup in filters. This leads to clogs and wasted energy. If left unchecked, clogs can back up deep into ducts and damage the coils.
Generally, you should replace air conditioning filters every 1-3 months. Frequency depends on the size and layout of your home, the filter you choose and usual contaminants. For example, if you smoke, have pets or live in a high-pollen area, you should change your filter monthly.
- Condenser and Debris: The condenser is the “metal box” outside. It cycles warm inside air through the refrigerant and cools it into a liquid state to pass through the coils. Because the unit is outside, dirt and yard waste can fall inside the grille. This prevents optimal airflow from the fan.
Seasonally, and due to hurricane storm activity, leaves and particles will naturally fall and clutter the unit. You can easily prevent serious damage. Just trim back foliage and do some general yard work around the outside unit.
- Energy Efficiency: Your air conditioning issues might not come from the system itself. Instead, they may come from how you operate it. Be smart about conserving energy, especially over the summer and fall.
During these hot months, you may be tempted to open a few windows. First, consider the humidity and dew point levels. Also think about air quality. If anyone in your home is allergic to ragweed, for example, it’s a bad time to open windows!
Also, many people forget to turn off the air conditioning when they open windows. This is, of course, a waste of electricity on the cooled air going back outside.
Keith Air Conditioning Conditioning is Here When You Need Us
If you’ve tried all these steps and still encounter cooling issues, contact Keith Air Conditioning to schedule an appointment with one of our HVAC experts.
Since 1964, we’ve proudly served the greater Baldwin County area as the leading name in heating and air comfort. Our NATE-certified technicians are standing by for repair and tune-ups on any brand of residential or commercial air conditioning systems.
Summer is closing fast, and fall is just around the corner. Stay comfortable all year long with Keith Air Conditioning!
Finally, our all-star team is here to help you with routine maintenance, urgent repair after hours or a whole new HVAC system installation. We can’t wait to hear from you!