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Can I Fix My AC on My Own?

How to Handle AC Trouble

It can be very tempting for homeowners to try to fix AC issues on their own. However, some issues should always be left to the professionals, no matter how handy you might be!

The AWS Plumbing, Heating & Cooling team is here to explain why.

Proper Equipment

First and foremost, if you don't have the proper tools and equipment to fix an AC issue, it's best to leave it to those who do.

Not only that, but AC units are delicate machines - one wrong move with an incorrect tool could cause even more damage and end up costing you more money in the long run.

A Lack of Knowledge

AC repairs can be very complicated.

Unless you have previous experience or training in HVAC repair, it's likely that you won't be able to fix the issue correctly. Even if you're able to find a temporary fix, it's not worth the risk of causing an even bigger issue down the road.

Avoid Delays

When the AC goes out in the heat of the summer, there is no time to waste. The quickest and most effective way to get that cold air pumping throughout your home again is to have a professional service your unit.

Your technician will likely have seen the issue before and have an efficient solution to get you cooled down sooner.

What Homeowners Can Do

If you’re itching to take care of a few AC maintenance tasks on your own, there are a few things you can do!

  • Change filters. Every three months, be sure to replace your air filter to ensure the cleanest air possible in your home.
  • Clean the unit. Remove any dust or surrounding debris from your indoor and outdoor components, and wipe down the condenser coils, drain pan, and fins.

Both of these tasks will help your system run more efficiently and keep the air in your home cool and clean.

Expert AC Services

The team at AWS Plumbing, Heating & Cooling has the knowledge and experience necessary to repair your AC unit quickly and efficiently. They'll also be able to offer you advice on how to prevent future issues, so you can keep your AC running smoothly all summer long. Give us a call at (516) 217-2196 to schedule an appointment today!