Having functioning air conditioning systems in your home is crucial to keeping comfortable throughout the year. At Stegall Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical, we are new allies in helping homeowners achieve a habitable living environment. Vesta residents can now enjoy professional AC installation and repair services from our licensed and certified team. But aside from professional services, what about some DIY tasks you can confidently handle on your own? We share some useful DIY tips below.
Understanding the AC System
The first tip before undertaking any DIY task is to understand your AC system. Prep yourself with knowledge on how the AC unit works and the primary components of the system. An AC is composed of two parts, the external unit or condenser, and internal unit, also called the evaporator. Understanding these parts simplifies any repair or maintenance you may perform. Here is an informative resource to help you understand your AC system better.
Clean and Replace AC Filters Regularly
Regular cleaning and replacement of your AC filters is a simple task you can do by yourself. When the filters are dirty, it restricts airflow, forcing the AC system to work harder than necessary, which can lead to frequent breakdowns. Ensure to clean your filters at least once a month, especially during seasons of heavy usage.
Check and Clean AC Coils
Occasionally checking and cleaning your AC coils is another DIY tip that can help maintain your AC system’s performance. The AC coils can accumulate dirt over time, reducing the system’s efficiency and causing it to fail prematurely. Cleaning your coils yearly is a great way to keep system performance optimal and prolong its life span.
Bear in mind, some tasks need the professional touch and extensive knowledge of a licensed AC Installation and AC Repair company. For such services, residents of Vesta can trust Stegall Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical. Our teams are always ready, bringing expertise to ensure your home’s comfort system is at peak performance.