- Posted by Mike
- On June 19, 2015
- Checklist, Condensation Pipes, DIY, Do-it-Yourself, Refrigerant, Thermostat
Are you hosting a party this summer? Or maybe relatives are coming to stay. Even if it is just you in your home this summer, you are going to want to stay cool and comfortable. The piece of machinery that is your air conditioner does require the occasional bit of work in order to run smoothly throughout the summer. Air conditioning service in Phoenix is a necessary evil here in the Valley where it is really hot. However, we all try to save money wherever we can. That is why there are several do it yourself checkups you can perform on your air conditioner to make sure that it is running smoothly.
3 DIY Maintenance Checks for Your AC Unit
There are several different types of checkups you can perform to make sure that the AC is running correctly in your home. Try just a few of these and you can be sure that your air conditioner is not going to quite on you during the middle of a party.
1. Check the Refrigerant Levels
Refrigerant is what cools the hot air that the unit sucks in whenever your air conditioner is on. If the refrigerant level is too low, than you may have warm air blowing through your home.
2. Check that the Condensation Pipe is not Clogged
Too often dirt can gather in the pipe especially after a monsoon storm. So make sure that the pipe is clear so that excess refrigerant and water does not get stick in the pipe and unit.
3. Check Your Thermostat is Working Correctly
Stick a thermometer in different rooms in your home. That way you can make sure that the temperature sensor on the thermostat is working correctly. You can tell that it is working correctly if the temperatures are the same.
For Those Non-DIYers Who Need an AC Checkup
Obviously if you feel uncomfortable doing any of this, contact ACE Home AC Repair Company. They can have someone come out and do a checkup or fix whatever may be broken. Do not let the problem get out of hand to the point where you have to pay a lot of money to get it fixed. So call them today to schedule an appointment.