One thing you should never, ever do for your air conditioner.
With the summer cooling season fast approaching, it’s important that you make sure that your air conditioner is in the best shape possible. I’m sure, being this far into May, your air conditioner has already had to kick on in order to keep your home cool. Is it working to its potential?
The worst thing to find out in the middle of summer is that your air conditioner isn’t working properly…
Which is why spring preventative maintenance is SO important. Wait times during the summer peak season can be long – contractors are swamped with emergency maintenance calls and you may find yourself without the air conditioner for a few days to a few weeks.
But, that doesn’t mean that it is time to break out the toolbox and attempt to troubleshoot your system yourself. In fact, DIY air conditioner maintenance, repairs and service are the WORST thing you can do for your system. Cooling equipment is some of your most expensive, complicated appliances in your home. They require complete training and education to fully understand and troubleshoot.
Only a qualified professional should take a look at a malfunctioning air conditioner. When you embark on DIY maintenance it can result in further damage, improper solutions and shortened system lifespan. Heck, you may even end up spending more time and money trying to correct a DIY mistake than you would have spent hiring a professional.
If your air conditioner is not working, make sure you always call a professional HVAC contractor.
What else do you want to now about your air conditioner during the summer? Is your system ready to take on the heat?