Professionals should do some AC maintenance tasks on your heating, ventilation, and air conditioner (HVAC) system. However, there’s a lot that can be done at home. Learning the difference can help save you time, money, and prevent you from damaging your system. In other words, know when to call a professional!
Fan & filters
It is quite easy for dirt and debris to clog the air filters. If you know how to check filters, make sure they are clean and unblocked. Sometimes all a cooling system needs to work properly again is a thorough cleaning.
Apart from checking the thermostat and the temperature of the air being pushed out of air vents, you can inspect the fan with your eyes. When you turn on your A/C, you want to be sure that the fan starts automatically. If the blades are not moving there could be a problem with the motor. Putting your hands inside can be very dangerous and is a problem only professionals should fix.
Check for frost
If coolants are leaking this tends to cause malfunctions in many air conditioners. Fortunately, leaks are more accessible to detect because they cause frost to build up on tubes, motors and other parts of the system. Should you notice, a hole or frost build up, contact ADD Air immediately to inspect and, if necessary, fix the problem. Coolants might cause harm when mishandled.
DIY vs. Professionals
If you manage to do the minor AC maintenance tasks without getting your air conditioner working correctly, it can mean you need your Freon charged.
Recharging the cooler on your own may seem like a great way to save money. However, it is dangerous and should never be a DIY job. The average homeowner lacks the knowledge to recharge the cooler correctly. Not to mention, a license is needed to do the job properly.
Professional AC technicians are the only correct option here. Not only can they charge your system correctly, but they will inspect other items while they are there. This an include some of the aforementioned tasks. So, by checking your entire system, you can get a more complete diagnosis of what is wrong. This will give you the right solutions for your problem. A visit from a proper AC/HVAC technician will help you avoid costly mistakes and prolong the life of your unit at the same time.
ADD Air Inc. is here to help whether it’s for air conditioner repair or installing a new one! Call us for all your air conditioner repair or installation needs in the Bullhead AZ and Needles, CA area. We do heaters too! (928) 768-9825