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DIY AC Maintenance

Spring has officially sprung, and with it, the promise of warmer summer weather is not far away. Pretty soon your HVAC system will shift from pumping out warm air to blowing a cool breeze in your home. That makes now the perfect time to take a peek at your AC unit to ensure it is working properly. The good news is that there are things you can do yourself to help your AC unit. These DIY AC maintenance tips are easy and important for proper function of your air conditioner.

What can you do for your AC?

If it’s been awhile since you’ve even looked at your AC unit, don’t feel bad, you’re not alone. Like all HVAC equipment, you don’t really think about it until it stops working. The bad news is that this strategy, or lack thereof, can be more expensive in the long run. Sure, your AC can power through, but years of neglect or lack of maintenance can lead to much lower efficiency and can cut short its lifespan. With proper maintenance, just like a car, your AC can last a very long time. Here are three DIY AC maintenance tips you can do today to help extend the life of your unit and help it run more efficiently.

Room to Breath – Your outdoor AC unit needs room to breathe, or free space around it so it can efficiently draw in air. If branches from close planted bushes have grown up around your AC, inhibiting its ability to pull in air, that makes it have to work extra hard to do its job. Taking some time to trim back bushes and shrubs is an easy way to let your AC breathe. Now is the time to do some DIY AC Maintenance before summer arrives.

Bath Time – If your AC unit seems dusty on the outside vents or on the interior fan blades, a bath is in order. Be sure to turn off power to your system and then simply hose down those surfaces. Removing built up dust can reduce friction on the fan, allowing it to spin more freely.

Filter, Filter, Filter – Yep, it’s time to change your HVAC filter. The air that flows through your system in both warm and cold months travels through a filter. This filter is located in your furnace. Changing this filter out on a regular basis helps the whole system, including your AC unit, to work more efficiently. Grab a box of filters on your next trip to the store and put a reoccurring reminder on your phone so you won’t forget again.

AC Maintenance from Lower

Located in Topeka, KS, Lower Plumbing, Heating & Air is here to help with AC maintenance and so much more. If your unit was not performing well last year, now is a great time to have a Lower technician take a look. Providing honest estimates and quality repairs or maintenance is their specialty. The DIY AC maintenance tips above are important, but proper maintenance on the inside is essential. With many moving parts that need lubrication and electrical connections that need adjusting, having your AC checked is a great idea. Call Lower at (785) 357-5123 to set up an appointment for AC maintenance before the heat of summer is upon us. Stat cool with Lower Plumbing, Heating & Air.

Heating and Air Conditioning Service

Finding an honest mechanic is like hitting the lottery and cars need maintenance to last longer and run more efficiently. They have many moving parts that work together and can wear out. The same can be said for HVAC equipment and technicians. Regular maintenance is needed for all HVAC systems and finding a knowledgeable and honest technician is essential. Knowing who to call when heating and air conditioning service is required gives you peace of mind.

Furnace MaintenanceKeep your HVAC system running efficiently with a heating and air conditioning service from Lower.

Annual heating and air conditioning service can help your entire HVAC system run more efficiently. Much like a car engine and its transmission, the furnace and AC units work together for whole house comfort. When colder months come around, service on your furnace is a good idea. Avoiding heat issues before they crop up can save you from waking up to a cold house in the dead of winter. During a furnace maintenance visit, the coils and blower are cleaned, all moving parts are lubricated and checked, and the filter is replaced. All connections are ensured and proper ventilation established or maintained. The entire furnace is looked over for any issues or worn parts.

AC Maintenance

After the winter cold begins to move on, and warmer temperatures are on the horizon, having your AC serviced is a wise choice. Similar to a furnace service visit, when maintaining an AC unit, all parts are checked. Testing, cleaning, filter replacing, lubricating and checking is all done in one visit. Extending the potential life of your unit is the primary goal by increasing efficiency. The harder your AC unit has to work due to problems or worm out parts, the shorter its potential lifespan. 

Lower Heating and Air Conditioning Service

Many of us often take our heating and AC for granted. But just like any large equipment or significant investment, your HVAC system needs maintenance. Waiting until you have a problem can be much more expensive in the long run. Not only can heating and air conditioning service increase efficiency and extend the life of your system, but it can save on monthly energy bills. Service to your system can also alert you to potentially fatal issues coming in the future. This is important should your system need replacement. Knowing your furnace may not make it through the next season can help you budget for replacement or extensive repairs. When you call on Lower Plumbing, Heating & Air, Inc., they can provide honest evaluations, letting you know at what point that replacement may be better than repairs. They will send out an experienced and knowledgeable technician that you can trust. Lower is interested in having you as a customer for life. Learn more about Lower the company and why they’ve been in business since 1971. Then call (785) 357-5123 or contact Lower online to get your heating and air conditioning service calls scheduled.