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Stay Cool with DIY Air Conditioning Maintenance from Ferran Services

With summer’s sweltering heat just around the corner, it’s crucial to ensure your air conditioning unit is in top shape. Ferran Services, a leading provider of air conditioner service and installation, offers these DIY tips to help you maintain your system and keep your home cool and comfortable.

Clean or Replace Air Filters

One of the most important and easiest maintenance tasks is to clean or replace your air conditioning unit’s air filters regularly. Clogged filters restrict airflow, reducing the system’s efficiency and potentially causing it to overwork and break down. Aim to clean or replace filters every one to three months, depending on usage and the type of filter.

Keeping your outdoor condenser unit clear of debris is also essential. Trim back any vegetation growing near the unit and remove any leaves, twigs, or other obstructions from the top and sides. This will ensure proper airflow and prevent the unit from overheating.

Inspect and Clean Coils

The evaporator and condenser coils play a crucial role in the heat transfer process that cools your home. Over time, these coils can accumulate dirt and grime, reducing their efficiency. While it’s best to have a professional service technician clean the coils annually, you can also gently brush away any visible dirt or debris.

Check for Leaks and Proper Drainage

Inspect the refrigerant lines for any signs of leaks, such as ice buildup or oil residue. Refrigerant leaks not only reduce the system’s cooling capacity but can also lead to more significant issues if left unaddressed. Additionally, ensure the condensate drain line is clear and draining properly to prevent water damage.

Consider Upgrading to a More Efficient System

If your air conditioning unit is more than 10 years old or requires frequent repairs, it may be time to consider upgrading to a more efficient system. Ferran Services offers a wide range of high-quality air conditioners from top brands, as well as expert installation services to ensure your new unit is properly sized and installed for optimal performance and energy efficiency.

By following these DIY maintenance tips and scheduling regular professional service, you can help extend the life of your air conditioning system and ensure it operates at peak performance throughout the hottest months of the year. For more complex repairs or installation needs, trust the experts at Ferran Services to keep your home cool and comfortable.