How to service your Air Conditioning

Right before summer, sometime in May, Southern California experiences random heat waves which trigger the use of Air Conditioning. What can you do to prevent calling out a technician for a job that can be done yourself? In this blog I will explain the benefits of performing tasks in relation to your Air Conditioning. Let’s face it; it costs between $150 and $200 to call someone to service your Air Conditioning in the beginning of the season. We are going to discuss a few things that technicians look at when they are servicing your Units.

#1 Air Filter Replacement

Having a clean filter is very essential to the Air Conditioning system:

  • Better Air-Flow
  • Prevent Dirty Evaporator Coils
  • Prevent Frozen Evaporator Coils
  • Cleaner Air and Allergy Reduction
  • Overall efficiency of the unit


#2 Clean the Condenser Unit

Cleaning the condenser unit is very important and easy to do. Just find a hose with medium pressure and wash the unit down to remove dust and leaves.

  • The system will run more efficiently
  • The compressor will not over-heat
  • Dirty Condenser may cause the unit to run hot


#3 Change the batteries in your thermostat.

Some units use the common wire from the furnace to power up the thermostat, but most thermostats are powered by batteries.

  •  Prevent unexpected control issues with your unit
  • The control board will not get the signal to turn the unit on

Changing the filter regularly, cleaning your condenser unit, and changing the batteries in your thermostat helps you save money on servicing. These procedures are not dangerous, but take precautions and turn the unit off prior to working on it. Thank you for reading. OIG Appliance Repair.