Your Do’s and Don’ts to DIY Air Conditioning

Published On September 28, 2018

Do’s and Don’ts

Taking care of your air conditioning needs at home is a simple, easy, and cost efficient way to resolve minor issues. It’s important to educate yourself on what the average homeowner is able to accomplish but also know when it’s time to call your local professional for help. Below are some critical DO’s and DON’T’s when it comes to what you can do-it-yourself!

DO – Change Your Air Filter
Your air filter is essential to your air conditioning system’s ability to function at its utmost efficiency. When you neglect replacing your dirty filters, it can restrict your system’s airflow and therefore increase your energy consumption. Regularly replacing your air filters is a basic step that all homeowners can take advantage of doing to keep their energy bills low and elongate the life of their system.

DO – Replace Your Thermostat Batteries
Your thermostat is considered the control center of your entire HVAC system. Make sure to regularly monitor your thermostat to make sure it’s configured to your ideal settings and that it is functioning properly. If the “low battery” indicator on your thermostat comes on, you can replace the batteries at home without having to contact your local professional.

DO – Get Proper AC Maintenance
Make sure to get your system regularly maintained to ensure longevity and optimal performance. Scheduled maintenance will detect and resolve issues before they stem into bigger and more expensive headaches. Get with your trusted HVAC contractor to evaluate your system’s needs to come up with a regular maintenance schedule that’s right for you.

DON’T – Attempt to tamper with electrical lines, wiring, and connections

DON’T – Attempt to replace your capacitor

DON’T – Attempt to install your thermostat without being familiar with its wiring

Your AC system includes various hazards such as federally regulated refrigerant, high electrical voltage, and chemicals that could cause permanent injury. Plus doing a DIY repair could void your manufacturer’s warranty terms and potentially nullify your insurance company’s liability. Do not compromise your safety and the safety of those in your household for a DIY project – make sure you contact your qualified professionals at Colley Refrigeration at 979-265-4711.

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