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DIY AC Maintenance

May 23, 2023 | Blog

Summer is here, and with it comes the sweltering heat that makes us all crave the sweet relief of air conditioning. But before you crank up the AC and settle in for a long summer, have you given any thought to your AC unit’s maintenance?

We know, DIY maintenance tasks may not be as exciting as a day at the beach, but they are essential to keeping your AC running efficiently and extending its lifespan. Luckily, at Air Tech Of Humble, we’re here to help you navigate the world of DIY AC maintenance with some easy tips and tricks that will have you feeling like an air conditioning pro in no time!

Clean Or Replace Air Filters

Dirty or clogged air filters are a common cause of reduced indoor air quality and inefficient AC performance. Cleaning or replacing your air filters regularly will not only improve your indoor air quality but will also help your AC system run more efficiently.

Most manufacturers recommend changing your air filters every 3 months, depending on usage. Cleaning or replacing air filters is an easy and effective do-it-yourself maintenance task that homeowners can perform.

Clear Debris From The Outdoor Unit

The outdoor unit of your AC system can become clogged with leaves, grass clippings and other debris. This debris can obstruct airflow and reduce the efficiency of your AC unit. To avoid this, clear any debris from the outdoor unit regularly.

You can use a garden hose to gently clean the exterior of the unit, being careful not to bend any fins or damage the coils. This will help your AC unit run more efficiently and reduce the likelihood of breakdowns.

Check And Clean Condenser Coils

Condenser coils play a crucial role in the cooling process of your AC unit. Dirt and debris can build up on the coils over time, reducing their efficiency and causing your AC system to work harder to cool your home. Check your condenser coils regularly and clean them if necessary.

After turning off your system, you can use a soft brush or a commercial coil cleaner to remove any dirt or debris. Keeping your condenser coils clean will help your cooling system run more efficiently and reduce the likelihood of costly repairs.

Check the Drain Line

The drain line of your AC system removes excess moisture from your home. Over time, algae and other debris can build up in the condensate line, causing it to become clogged. This can lead to water damage and even mold growth in your home.

To avoid this, check your drain line regularly and flush it with a mixture of bleach and water to clear any buildup. This will help prevent clogs and reduce the likelihood of water damage in your home.

Feeling Hot? Let Air Tech Of Humble Keep You Cool!

While DIY AC maintenance tasks can help keep your cooling system running smoothly, it’s essential to remember that they are not a substitute for professional Humble AC maintenance and seasonal tune-ups. Professional air conditioning technicians have the expertise and experience to identify potential issues and perform preventative maintenance that homeowners may not be able to perform.

Professional Humble AC maintenance and seasonal tune-ups can include a thorough inspection of your AC system, checking for any leaks and ensuring that all components are running smoothly. They can also include cleaning and lubricating parts, tightening electrical connections and checking refrigerant levels. These maintenance tasks will not only help your AC system run more efficiently but can also prevent costly breakdowns and extend the lifespan of your cooling unit.

Ready to take on the challenge of DIY AC maintenance? Don’t let your air conditioner struggle in the summer heat! Contact Air Tech Of Humble today to schedule your seasonal tune-up or for any AC repair needs. With our expertise and your newfound maintenance skills, we’ll keep you cool and comfortable all summer long!

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If the compressor in your air conditioner fails twice in the first 5 years, we will install a complete and new condensing unit. If the heat exchanger in your furnace fails in the first 10 years, we will install a new furnace.
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