What AC Maintenance Plan Mistakes Do I Need to Avoid at All Costs?

Summer is on its way, and the days are going to get hotter before you know it. If you’ve learned anything from the past years, it’s that you need to make sure your air conditioning unit is in top form so it can keep your house nice and cool in the days and months ahead.

That being said, you’ll want to keep your AC in the most optimal condition possible. But AC maintenance can be a bit confusing if you don’t know what you’re getting into, and if you make a wrong move you could end up wreaking your valuable equipment – and sweating things out as punishment.

Luckily, there’s no need to fear. This article will give you an AC maintenance plan you can follow that has everything you need to know about what to avoid when maintaining your air conditioner. Keep reading to find out more!

Ac Maintenance Plans: 1. Avoid Leaving the Unit on Bare Ground

In some cases, homeowners may leave their AC unit alone until the weather gets hot once more and they need to stay cool once again. This leads to grass usually growing over the unit that you may try to remove. However, doing so can actually cause more harm.

During rainy weather, the bare ground will turn into mud that will splash onto the unit and cover up the condenser coil’s fins, reducing their efficiency and shortening the lifespan of the AC. It’s best to put down mulch or bark chips to keep mud splashing to a minimum.

2. Don’t Just Add Any Type of Refrigerant

“It’s all the same type of refrigerant, right?”, you might say. The answer is a definite no. Each unit has its own type of refrigerant that it is required to have in order to function properly. Adding any type could result in the unit not working at its best or not at all.

The same goes for if you add too much refrigerant as well. There is a certain level that is supposed to be added to the AC unit, and you will want to pay attention to this if you want to keep your unit working well into the future.

3. No Pressure Washing the Condenser Coil

Pressure washing seems like an easy way to clean out your AC unit, but it’ll most likely only result in a premature trip to have another unit installed.

The condenser coil is an important part of your unit; in fact, you’ll want to make sure that it is handled by professionals who know how to clean it off and can keep your air conditioner running for a long time to come.

We’ve Got You Covered

Now that you have your AC maintenance plan, you know what to avoid while you maintain your unit and how to keep it in the best condition. If you need some serious help, however, you’ll want to call in the pros. That’s where we come in.

A1 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, our name says it all. We specialize in handling refrigeration and HVAC units of all types, as well as separate heating and air conditioning units and other heating and cooling appliances, for a price that fits your budget.

Are you ready to get started? Want to learn more about what we have to offer? We’d be more than happy to answer any questions you might have. Simply give us a call or send us a message to talk with us or schedule an appointment. Here’s looking forward to a cool summer!