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Stay Cool with Climate Pro: DIY Tips for AC Maintenance and More

Summer in Arizona can be brutal, and having a reliable air conditioning system is essential for staying comfortable. While professional HVAC services are sometimes necessary, there are several DIY tasks you can perform to keep your AC running smoothly and efficiently. Here are some tips from the experts at Climate Pro, LLC.

Clean or Replace Air Filters

One of the most important DIY tasks for AC maintenance is regularly cleaning or replacing your air filters. Clogged filters can restrict airflow, causing your system to work harder and potentially leading to breakdowns. Check your filters monthly and clean or replace them as needed.

Keeping your outdoor condenser unit clear of debris is also crucial. Use a soft-bristle brush or garden hose to gently remove any dirt, leaves, or other buildup around the unit. This will ensure proper airflow and prevent overheating.

Inspect and Clean Coils

Your AC’s evaporator and condenser coils are responsible for transferring heat and cooling your home. Over time, these coils can become dirty, reducing their efficiency. While professional coil cleaning is recommended annually, you can help maintain them by gently brushing off any visible dirt or debris.

Check for Leaks and Proper Drainage

Moisture buildup and leaks can cause serious damage to your HVAC system and home. Inspect your AC unit regularly for signs of moisture or standing water around the unit or drain line. If you notice any leaks, it’s best to call a professional for repairs.

During the cooling season, pour a cup of diluted bleach into the drain line to prevent algae buildup and ensure proper drainage.

Insulate and Seal Ductwork

Leaky ductwork can significantly impact your AC’s efficiency and increase energy costs. Inspect your ductwork for gaps, cracks, or loose connections, and seal them with duct mastic or approved tape. Additionally, insulate any exposed ducts to prevent cooled air from escaping.

Consider a Smart Thermostat

Installing a programmable or smart thermostat can help you save energy and money by automatically adjusting your AC’s temperature settings based on your schedule and preferences. Many smart thermostats also provide energy-saving recommendations and remote control features.

By following these DIY tips and scheduling regular professional maintenance, you can ensure your AC system runs efficiently all summer long. Remember, for any major repairs or installations, it’s always best to contact the experts at Climate Pro, LLC.

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