How often does central A/C need maintenance?
Ideally, you should have your A/C serviced once a year, in the early spring, before temperatures climb and you need to rely on the unit to keep your home comfortable. But it can be hard to book a service appointment, especially since the best contractors tend to also be the busiest.
Fortunately, while there are some A/C maintenance tasks the average homeowner won’t have the skills or equipment to do, you can perform most A/C maintenance tasks on your own. If you’re wondering how to make sure your A/C is ready for summer, here’s what you need to know to perform your own A/C tune-up.
Step 1: Change the Air Filters
Step 2: Shut Off Power to the Unit
Step 3: Clean the Inside of the Condenser
Step 4: Clean and Straighten the Fins
Step 5: Clear Plants and Debris from Around the Unit
Step 6: Level the Unit
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