Your Ultimate Guide to Basic Air Conditioning Repair and A/C Installation

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Your Ultimate Guide to Basic Air Conditioning Repair and A/C Installation

In the sweltering summer heat, our air conditioning units are our saving grace. But what happens when our trusted A/C starts acting up? Before you panic, remember that some issues can be fixed without the need for professional intervention and Thorsen’s-Norquist Plumbing, Rooter Service, Heat & Air is here to help guide you.

Understanding Your A/C:

Your air conditioner’s health is dependent on countless parts working together. It involves a range of components, including filters, coils, and fins that demand regular upkeep for the system to function at its best and to prolong its lifespan. Regular maintenance on your end can help prevent a detour to a costly, premature replacement.

Filter Maintenance:

Do you know that cleaner filters mean healthier air? And they also contribute significantly to your A/C’s efficiency? Most A/C’s have a removable filter that is either recyclable or replaceable. Regularly cleaning and replacing your air conditioner’s filters can help the system to operate at its peak performance.

Coil Maintenance:

Air conditioner coils absorb heat from the air in your home, and maintaining them aids in the air conditioning process. Over time, the coil can accumulate dirt which acts as a barrier disrupting the coil’s ability to absorb heat. Avoid this mishap by regularly cleaning the area around the outdoor condenser unit and the indoor evaporator coil.

Fin Maintenance:

Coils are protected by Aluminum “Fins”— but they can bend easily, blocking proper air flow. Use a tool called a “fin comb” to straighten bent fins.

Installation Guide:

If you are contemplating installing an A/C unit yourself, remember to take your time to prepare, assemble all needed instruments, ensure safety, and be patient. Don’t rush the process.

Calling A Professional:

If your A/C continues exhibiting problems or you’re feeling unsure about handling repairs yourself, don’t hesitate to call on Thorsen’s-Norquist Plumbing, Rooter Service, Heat & Air. Our team will provide expert services to ensure your A/C is functioning efficiently and safely.

Remember, installing and repairing your A/C unit isn’t always a daunting task, but it’s definitely not one to be taken lightly. With simple grooming and preventative measures, you can easily help extend your A/C’s lifespan and improve its operation!