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How Do I Maintain My Air Conditioner Myself?

Your air conditioning system is complicated, but that doesn’t mean maintaining it is an impossible task. In fact, after you’ve learned how, you can maintain your AC yourself between tune-ups. Regular maintenance can keep your cooling system running efficiently between professional tune-ups.

Maintaining your own air conditioner doesn’t have to involve learning how to rewire electrical equipment or restructure ductwork. In fact, lots of DIY AC maintenance involves basic cleaning and visual inspections. Our team at Surgi’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is here to help you learn how to maintain your home’s air conditioner yourself.

DIY Air Conditioning Maintenance

Here at Surgi’s, we recommend our customers receive annual AC tune-ups, ideally before the summer heat. Keep your home cool and comfortable all season long by practicing good AC maintenance habits. This includes:

  • Understanding the signs of AC damage
  • Changing your air filter quarterly
  • Keeping the area around the outdoor unit tidy
  • Straightening fin blades if they become bent
  • Inspecting your condensate drain for clogging
  • Schedule your annual AC maintenance

Beyond these steps, air conditioning systems get complicated and dangerous. Electrical wiring, refrigerant and moving parts all pose risks to your health and safety. Leave the AC details to the professionals during your next AC tune-up. For thorough, reliable maintenance, reach out to the Surgi’s team!

When To Service Your AC unit

If you’ve ever wondered how often should you clean your outdoor AC unit, Surgi’s has the answer. Homeowners can clear away debris, wash the unit case and clear build-up off their coils on their own once a year, but beyond that, it’s time to call in the professionals. The fact is, an entire AC unit can’t be maintained without help from an HVAC technician.

For leaks, clogs and broken elements, you need professional HVAC services. Our team can handle any air conditioning problem, both big and small. When it’s time to maintain your home’s AC, it’s time to schedule a tune-up with Surgi’s.

HVAC Maintenance in New Orleans

Homeowners in NOLA can practice routine AC maintenance between professional tune-ups to increase their system’s lifespan. Keeping your outdoor unit leveled and clear of debris is an important step in maintaining AC efficiency. Also, our team often reminds our customers to replace their air filters at least quarterly, depending on the size of their household.

Taking care of your air conditioner throughout the seasons can set you up for year-round comfort. Avoid overheating in the humid summers by scheduling a professional tune-up in the spring. AC maintenance can keep your home comfortable all summer and help you avoid costly breakdowns.

Don’t Stand Alone – Call Surgi’s!

With decades of experience under our belt, you can depend on the expertise of Surgi’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing to give you the customer service you deserve. We’re the go-to HVAC team in New Orleans, ready and able to help our customers. We go above and beyond for our NOLA residents, and we never cut corners.

For more information or to schedule your AC maintenance, reach out to our team today!

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What Our Customers Are Saying

Highly Recommended!

Surgi’s was very pleasant to deal with. Always courteous customer service. Received my annual A/C maintenance today from Troy Robert. He gave me a courtesy call to let me know when he was coming. He arrived promptly, and was very friendly and informative. Highly recommended! Thank you!

Matthew J.

Very professional!

The technician, Rene, was very thorough and informative. He called before he was arriving to let me know when he would be there. It was in the window of time Surgis gave me. I will definitely use them for regular maintenance and future HVAC needs. Very professional!

Karin M.

Quick Response

Surgi’s quickly responded to my call. Was at my home the next morning. The tech was very knowledgeable and polite. He had all the parts that he needed and was able to resolve my problems in a few hours. My maintenance contract was reasonable and worth every penny. I receive excellent care. I highly recommend Surgi’s.

Sandy C.