Tried and Tested Tips and Tricks for DIY AC Maintenance
There is nothing as annoying as when the Air Conditioner is not working, and not just annoying but also very dangerous to have a dysfunctional AC. The good news is that there are some super cool and easy AC maintenance tips and hacks that will ensure your AC unit is as functional as it can ever get. Here are some of the basic maintenance tips to get you started on a functional and effective air conditioning unit throughout the year.
How about you start by ensuring you have a clean air conditioning unit to avoid compromising on the quality of air that comes you’re your unit. Keeping the AC clean is as simple as removing the fan cage on the exterior unit and thoroughly cleaning the fins. Once you have access to the fins, you can then use a soft bristled vacuum or even clean using your hands. Should you encounter very stubborn dirt, you can introduce readily available fin sprays to help dislodge the dirt and make it easy to clean. It is important that you also straighten the fins when cleaning them. At the very least, you will be assured of quality air flowing at optimal speeds without having the fins blocking airflow.
The third indispensable tip when it comes to AC maintenance is ensuring you change the blower filter at least twice every year. Most of the info. you will find online will advice on changing the blower filters once before summer sets in and once before winter. While at it, be sure you are replacing the air filters with the right size and model as the one that you are getting out. The other tip when it comes to taking good care of your AC is to work at unclogging the condensate drain tubes which ought to be done on a regular basis.
When condensate accumulates for a long time it will lead to piled up bacteria which will ultimately lead to slime formation. Now, when slime comes into the picture, it means the pan drain tube will be compromised, and your unit will not function properly. The evaporator coil is yet another very important part of your AC unit that needs to be checked on a regular basis for optimal performance of your unit as a whole. All you need to do unscrew it from the coil door, and you can then use a soft brush to get rid of the dust piled up. Now, this could also be an opportune time to take some bleach and put in warm soapy water so you can clean the drain pan. If you follow these tips, you are sure of having a functional AC whose durability will not be compromised.