The ABCs of AC Maintenance: 5 Tips for Your Home AC Check

In the middle of summer, your home should be a place of comfort in the midst of the heat. Walking into a cool house in the heat of the day is a wonderful feeling.

You don’t want to mess that up by having problems with your air conditioner, especially in the heat of Texas!

Here are some quick things you can do to perform an AC check to keep your unit working perfectly.

1. Filter Replacement

Air filter replacement is one of the easiest things you can do to protect your unit and avoid an AC repair.

Think of changing the air filter like changing the oil in your car. It is a quick thing you can do to keep everything running smoothly.

2. Outside Unit

One of the best things you can do to perform consistent AC troubleshooting is just going outside and looking at your AC unit.

Often you can look in and see if there are collections of grass or leaves within the unit. Dust and other debris can end up clogging up a unit.

Just a simple look in your outside unit when you mow the grass can help you avoid some costly AC maintenance.

3. Thermostat Issues

Making sure that your thermostat is working properly is a simple way of keeping your AC unit working properly.

Make sure the batteries are working properly. If your thermostat is electric with a battery backup, replace the batteries yearly so they don’t get corroded.

You can also check the age of the unit and see if it needs to be replaced with a more efficient smart unit.

4. Tune-Up Time

One of the simplest ways to keep from having to perform AC replacement is to keep your unit as healthy as possible.

Regular tune-ups are a great way to keep your current unit working properly and avoid major damage.

During a tune-up, the technician will check the unit and see anything that could be wearing down and replace it before it breaks and damages the whole unit.

5. Leak Check

When you are near your air handler, just take a peek and see if there seems to be a leak and there is any water in the pan. If there is, often it is just one of your pipes that has a build-up of algae

This is something you can usually fix with a little bleach and keep your unit flushed out.

There may be a couple of other things going on if the leak continues so call a professional.

Consistent Comfort Through AC Checks

You may not have time to perform regular AC checks, so you may want to get a leading heating and cooling company to check your unit.

Many companies offer regular preventative maintenance that can protect you from catastrophic problems.

In Jasper Texas and the lakes area, A-1 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning have provided best of class service since 1968.

Contact them about your repair needs and their amazing preventative maintenance plans that help bring you peace of mind.