Most air conditioning unit maintenance requires the knowledge and skills of trained, certiﬁed HVAC professionals like Dayton Heating & Air. However, in addition to the thorough inspection and cleaning that we will perform during your maintenance appointment, there are other tasks that you, as a homeowner, can get done yourself.
Homeowners who are comfortable inspecting their home’s air conditioning units may take these few preventative measures and even perform a few easy repairs that we will be sharing below.
OUTDOOR AC MAINTENANCE
Tip 1: Clean Your Air Conditioning Condenser
We’ll begin with an outside-the-house task: cleaning your AC condenser. Low cooling power from the air conditioner might be caused by dirt and obstructions that have accumulated over time on your system’s outside cabinet or condenser. To begin your DIY maintenance procedure, remove all clutter from the condensing unit and sweep the cabinet with a broom to allow the condenser to “breathe” and improve airﬂow.
Tip 2: Landscaping Around Your AC Unit
Trim any bushes or plants that are in contact with or clinging to the outside of your air conditioner. Allowing them to spread close to the air conditioner can decrease airﬂow, which puts pressure on the entire …