Do-It-Yourself Air Conditioner Maintenance

When properly maintained, your air conditioning system will run better, last longer, and operate at a lower cost. Even better, you can do some of the maintenance yourself, without having to hire a technician. 

NOTE: Before servicing your air conditioner, turn off all power to the unit (the main shutoff switch on the unit and the air conditioner breaker switch in your home’s main service panel).

CLEAN UNDER THE COVER – Remove the cover on the unit and carefully vacuum the inner workings. 

STRAIGHTEN ANY BENT FINS – Improve the air flow between the tiny metal cooling fins y straightening any that are bent.

CLEAN AROUND THE FINS – Spray hose water between the cooling fins. 

OIL THE FAN MOTOR – If the motor attached to the fan blades has small oil holes, fill them – until they overflow – with a lightweight oil specifically made for small electrical motors. 

Posted on August 17, 2017 at 9:46 pm
Barbara Maltman | Category: Uncategorized

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