Self-Help Tips for AC Repair in Fort Lauderdale
The most important thing is to have in mind that you can never dispense with the help of a professional, but if you are adventurous by doing it by yourself and would like to save some money here are some self help tips to get you by the Summer time heat.
Clean around outdoor condenser unit.
Your outdoor unit will work most efficiently if it is clean and clear of debris. Check around the compressor for any signs of damage or wear and tear. Listen to the compressor for any irregular noises. Look around the compressor for frost build-up too. If you notice any of these things, it may be a sign of a more serious problem. This is the time you should call your AC repair professionals at All County Air Conditioning.
Vacuum indoor vents and keep vents unblocked.
You can vacuum dust and any debris away from indoor supply vents to help maintain steady airflow from your system. Also, keep items like blinds, furniture and toys away from blocking the vents.
Increase your thermostat by a few degrees.
Typically, adjusting temperatures 5 – 8 degrees (down in winter, up in summer) can help save money and energy. With a programmable thermostat, you can automatically adjust the temperature for different times of the day or during times you are going to be away from home for several hours.
Clean or Replace Your Air Filter
Clean the filters. One of the top reasons for air conditioning breakdowns is clogged filters. AC repair shops often get units that have stopped giving off cool air simply because the filters havent been cleaned since it was installed. Air conditioning repair fees can get expensive, especially for industrial sized units. Save money by unclogging filters at least once a month.
Clear your drain line.
There is a drain by the indoor cooling coil, typically mounted above the
furnace in the basement. If you flush one cup of chlorine bleach down your air conditioning drain and rinse it with a gallon of water, you can keep your drain clear through the summer. Keeping your drain line clear can save your basement from taking on water if the drain becomes blocked.
Check Freon levels.
This is not really a job for the inexperienced so for this part, ask your air conditioning repair vendor for help. An air conditioner contains a set of small pipes that hold Freon. As warm air that comes through the return vent blows across these pipes, the heat from the air is transferred into the liquid refrigerant, which causes it to boil. As it boils it changes into a gas. A basic law of physics is that when a liquid boils and changes into a gas, the gas takes the heat with it. When your Freon levels are too low, cool air will fail to be produced.
At All County Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Company we provide excellent customer service. We diagnose any problems you have with your existing system, and if needed install new high-efficiency system(s) in your home. We service and offer all brands of equipment that is best suited for your home and comfort as well as your wallet.