Simple DIY Air Conditioner Maintenance Hacks


Stay Cool with These Easy AC Maintenance Tips

As the summer heat intensifies, keeping your air conditioner running smoothly becomes a top priority. While professional AC installation and repair services from Bradberry Service Company are invaluable, there are also some simple DIY maintenance tasks you can perform to ensure optimal performance and energy efficiency.

Clean or Replace Air Filters

  1. Locate your air conditioner’s filter compartment and remove the filter(s).
  2. If it’s a disposable filter, replace it with a new one of the correct size.
  3. For reusable filters, clean them by vacuuming off any loose debris, then rinsing them with water and allowing them to dry completely before reinstalling.

Clear Debris from Outdoor Unit

  • Turn off the power to your outdoor AC unit.
  • Use a soft-bristle brush or vacuum attachment to remove any leaves, twigs, or dirt buildup from the unit’s exterior.
  • Trim back any vegetation that’s growing too close to the unit, allowing at least two feet of clearance on all sides.

Check and Clean Condenser Coils

The condenser coils play a crucial role in your AC’s heat exchange process. Dust and debris can accumulate on these coils, reducing their efficiency.

  1. Turn off the power to your outdoor unit.
  2. Using a soft-bristle brush or coil cleaning tool, gently brush away any visible dirt or debris.
  3. For tougher buildup, consider using a coil cleaning solution, but be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.

Remember, while these DIY tips can help maintain your AC’s performance, it’s always best to schedule regular professional AC service with Bradberry Service Company. Their experienced technicians have the expertise and specialized tools to ensure your system is operating at peak efficiency and catch any potential issues before they become major problems.