How to Prevent Air Conditioning Problems Published on May 18, 2017 Many homeowners ask what they can do to avoid air conditioning repair problems beyond changing their air filter monthly. Hammond Plumbing & Heating is here with a couple options to help your air conditioning system keep up with the high temperatures of summer. Shut off your equipment while mowing. To avoid lawn clippings from getting into your outside air conditioning equipment, turn your thermostat to “off” while you are doing yardwork. You should also keep the outdoor unit clear from any obstructions so it has enough room to perform properly. Keep air supply vents open and free from obstruction. To make sure you have proper airflow, confirm your return air grills are open and have plenty of space around them. Get routine pest control service. Bugs can find their way into the electrical components within your outdoor cooling equipment. These bugs could actually cause the air conditioner to malfunction so spreading an environmentally safe pesticide around the base of your outdoor equipment can help avoid insect infestation issues. Get your seasonal tune-up. Hammond Plumbing & Heating offers cooling equipment maintenance plans to provide you with a proactive approach to taking care of your cooling system. Yearly maintenance is important not just to keep your cooling system working properly, but also to keep your warranty valid. Are you having issues with your air conditioning system? Call Hammond Plumbing & Heating today at 226-240-1120 and we’ll send one of our experts out to get you cooling again in no time.