When it’s sweltering outside, your air conditioning system becomes your best friend and often, your ultimate savior. But what if your AC has been malfunctioning or not running as efficiently as it used to be? If you’re in this situation, then you’ve come to the right place.
Here are some DIY tips that could help you in maintaining your AC and preventing the need for unnecessary or costly repairs. Please note that while these tips can address some minor issues, it is always safer and ideal to seek professional help particularly if the problem is complex. Experts such as those from Magtek Mechanical are always on standby to offer their exceptional services.
Firstly, replacing or cleaning your AC filters can significantly improve your system’s efficiency. When filters are clogged or dirty, they block normal airflow and reduce a system’s efficacy. By cleaning the filters or replacing them if necessary, you can lower your AC’s energy consumption by 5% to 15%.
Next, you can also check if your AC coils and coil fins are clean. The AC’s evaporator and condenser coils collect dirt over time and this can reduce airflow and insulate the coil, impeding its ability to absorb heat. To prevent this, check the coils every year and clean them if needed. Moreover, the aluminum fins on evaporator and condenser coils can easily bend and block the necessary airflow. A “fin comb,” available in AC supply stores, can help return these fins to their original state.
Lastly, ensure your AC unit is leveled. Over time, the pad where the condenser unit rests can begin to tip due to soil settling under it. If it’s not level, you’ll experience premature compressor failure – the most expensive AC repair job.
It’s worth noting that while these tips can help you maintain your AC, not all air conditioning issues are DIY. Some problems require professional HVAC services to ensure safety and long-term functionality.
Remember, nothing beats the expertise and experience of certified professionals. Whether you need a simple tune-up, an intricate repair, or a complete installation, Magtek Mechanical Heating & Cooling has you covered.
Taking good care of your AC system not only helps in promoting efficiency but also extends its lifespan, saving you from unexpected repair costs down the line. So, make it a point to incorporate these tips into your home maintenance routine and enjoy an uninterrupted, cool breeze.