HVAC repair can be costly and time-consuming. To avoid problems, make sure to maintain your air conditioner and heater. This video explains a few of the best tips to maintain your air conditioner.
The first thing you can do is clean your condenser coil. It sits all around the AC unit and sucks air in through the sides and pushes it through the top. The condenser takes heat from your home and pushes it out, but can be clogged with grass, dust, and debris. Grab a hose and water down the condenser coil. You may have to remove some paneling to get access, but it’s fairly straightforward.
The other thing to do is to check for a mouse nest or another pest home. Pests can find their way into your AC unit and wreak havoc, so you need to make sure they aren’t there. Open the panels and use a flashlight to check for evidence, including droppings, scratch marks, bite marks through the wiring, and the rodents or pests themselves.
If you don’t have the time to conduct a thorough inspection yourself, contact your local HVAC contractor to handle the job for you. For more information on HVAC maintenance, check out the video above.