central air conditioning unitWe might be nearing the end of summer, but these last few weeks of warm temperatures are sure to be hot ones and the last thing you want to come home to after a long day is to an air conditioning system that isn’t working. If your air conditioning system hasn’t been showing any troublesome signs over the last few weeks, it most likely overheated. Here are a few tips for avoiding this in the future.

Replace the Filters

The filters in your air conditioning unit work to remove dust, dirt, and other contaminants not just from the air but from the unit itself. Over time, these filters get clogged, causing the system to work harder. When your system is consistently working harder than it should be, it begins to produce additional heat, causing it to overheat and trip the circuit breaker. This isn’t ideal, especially on a hot, humid day. By simply replacing your filters (very low cost!), you’ll be able to get your air conditioning unit to run like new!

Schedule Regular Maintenance

Your air conditioning unit is made up of an inner and an outer unit. Both units work together to ensure your air conditioning system runs properly and cool your home efficiently. If one unit begins to experience issues, the other unit will have to pick up the slack and work harder. By scheduling regular maintenance, your HVAC technician will be able to notice any issues before they become problematic and will clean all of the parts of your air conditioning unit to ensure that it won’t overheat.

Check the Refrigerant Levels

If your air conditioning system seems to be running continuously, it could be a sign that the refrigerant levels are low. Inconsistent cooling by your system can also be a sign of low refrigerant levels! If you’re experiencing any of these, let your HVAC technician know so they can check the levels for you.

To schedule your air conditioning maintenance appointment, give A+ Plumbing, Heating & Cooling a call today at (603) 518-5777.