Knowing When to DIY
Learn when you can DIY your home maintenance, and when it’s best to call in the pros.
HVAC DIY maintenance can seem like a daunting task and knowing when to DIY and when to call a repairman can be overwhelming. While most HVAC issues should be serviced by a professional, there are a few things that you can do to maintain your system.
DIY air conditioner repair
It is recommended to have a professional service your HVAC unit before each cooling season, however there are a few do-it-yourself air conditioning repairs you can do yourself. Replacing and cleaning the indoor unit’s air filter every month is an easy DIY item for any homeowner. Check your owner’s manual to make sure you are cleaning it appropriately. You should also occasionally remove any debris from around the outside condenser unit to maximize airflow.
Additional DIY air conditioner repairs may include cleaning the coils and fan blades at the start of the cooling season. Be sure to consult your owner’s manual to see how to properly clean these parts, and remember to shut off the power to the unit before performing any maintenance.
Do-it-yourself furnace repair
As temperatures drop, continue to clean or change your filter each month and check all connections and ductwork to the units. Any damaged ductwork or exposed electrical connections need to be replaced right away by an American Standard Customer Care Dealer. A malfunctioning unit can drive up your heating bills and lead to more expensive repairs if not addressed immediately.
Knowing when to DIY
Preparing your HVAC system for peak seasons is important, which is why you should have an American Standard Customer Care dealer, service your system at least once a year. These regular checkups can help to prevent larger issues and keep your system running smoothly year round.