Your Essential Dr. Phillips AC Maintenance Checklist

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Air conditioning unit maintenance can be easy to neglect. By the time a homeowner notices that their unit needs maintenance it’s usually too late. That’s why we’ve compiled your Dr. Phillips AC Maintenance Checklist, so you can keep your air conditioning on all year round.

Are you doing everything you can to keep your air conditioning unit working in tip-top shape? Here’s what you need to know:

Check the Refrigerant Levels

One of the most important things to check off on your Dr. Phillips AC maintenance checklist are the refrigerant levels of your air conditioning unit. The level of freon in your air conditioning unit is essential in keeping your unit working seamlessly. Some ways to know if your Freon levels are low are if your air conditioning unit is making a strange gurgling sound or if the refrigerant line is covered in ice.

Check Ductwork for Leaks

Some common symptoms for leaky ductwork include not being able to cool a room even though the air conditioning is set to a cold temperature in your house and rooms becoming dusty when you start your air conditioner. By turning on your hot air furnace and feeling the air ducts for the hot air escaping, you can feel around for leaks in the ductwork.

Change Filters Monthly

Changing filters monthly is an essential step in maintaining your air conditioning unit. Forgetting to replace your air filter can cause your unit to become polluted with allergens, such as dust and pollen. This can affect the overall air quality of your home. Keeping your air filter clean will also extend the life of your air conditioning unit.

Remove Debris From Your Outdoor Unit

Clearing out the debris in the outdoor portion of your air conditioning unit is perhaps the trickiest step when it comes to your air conditioning unit maintenance. In order to do this properly, you have to follow these steps.

  1. You will want to make sure the power for the unit is off when cleaning.

  2. After you do this, you can remove the fan cage using a screwdriver

  3. Remove the leaves and other debris that have built up inside the cage.

After you’ve gone through this DIY checklist, make sure you don’t forget the most important step in maintaining your air conditioning unit, getting a routine check-up by one of our professional Dr. Phillips AC maintenance technicians. So give us a call!

Tom Roberts