Late June and early July bring hotter temperatures and humidity to the Arizona desert in the form ofmonsoon. Marked by rainfall, high winds, and dust storms, Arizona receives half its annual rainfall during this season. While some might argue whether it is a monsoon by the strictest definition, we know for certain the rainfall brings added humidity that affects air conditioning units.
Dust, pollen, and other contaminants can strain your air conditioning unit, making it work less efficiently. The unit may, for example, run longer than normal due to the added humidity in the air. We’re not used to the moisture in the air and often lower the thermostat of an already taxed system just to stay comfortable.
How can we make sure the air conditioner works efficiently during monsoon season?
- Clean the unit’s condensate drain of debris so it can operate efficiently.
- Hose down the condenser coil after you turn off the electricity to the outdoor unit. The cleaner the coil, the more efficiently the hot air can be cooled.
- Change the filter on a regular basis so the house can breathe. Yes, your home breathes much like we do. If the air is dirty or the filter is clogged, the system will pull in dirty air from the outside to the inside of your home.
- Make sure the ductwork is sealed to prevent dust and debris from entering the home.
The most important thing you can do to keep your air conditioner running efficiently during monsoon is to have an annual maintenance check completed. At John’s Refrigeration, we offer the Peak Performance Club to keep your system running efficiently and keep you comfortable in your home. Contact us today to learn more.