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Maintaining Your Outdoor AC Unit

Surgi’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is the expert HVAC repair and maintenance company in New Orleans. You can count on our team to provide fast, reliable heating and cooling services year-round. When it comes to your home’s cooling system, trust the professionals for your annual tune-up.

Have you ever been left wondering how to maintain the outdoor part of your HVAC unit? Our team at Surgi’s is here to give you all the tips you need to maintain your AC unit and keep it running for as long as possible.

Your Home’s AC System

Traditional AC systems combine indoor evaporator coils, outdoor condenser coils and ductwork to condition and deliver air throughout your home. Without routine maintenance, the elements in your cooling system can succumb to wear and tear, resulting in damage or breakdowns. There are some tasks you can do to your outdoor AC unit yourself to keep your system running well between tune-ups.

Other than checking the refrigerant levels – which must be done by a professional – homeowners can maintain most of their outside units by themselves. An annual cleaning, visual inspection and upkeep can help you maintain your outside AC unit. Not up to the task? Reach out to our team to schedule your thorough AC tune-up.

Essential AC Maintenance

When it comes to maintaining your outside AC unit, there’s a lot to consider. Some homeowners may wonder, “Can I spray the outside of my air conditioner?” Here at Surgi’s, we recommend that our customers receive professional AC tune-ups in the spring – before the summer heat. Between services, you can manage your outside unit almost entirely on your own.

Barring refrigerant leaks or electrical issues, homeowners can take care of many aspects of their AC unit themselves. Some safe DIY air conditioner maintenance tasks include:

  • Clearing debris from around the unit
  • Trimming plants and tree branches at least two feet away from the unit
  • Once the unit is powered off, rinse fins with a garden hose from the inside out
  • Rinse or wash the fan blades
  • Condenser coils can be washed with a foaming AC coil cleaning product (always follow manufacturing directions)
  • Level your unit if it has sunk into the ground over time

If doing your own AC maintenance isn’t for you, our team is ready to provide you with fast, dependable service. We’ll inspect, maintain and fine-tune your AC to keep it running like new.

Thorough New Orleans HVAC Maintenance

When it comes to home services, we’re committed to our customer-first philosophy. That means our technicians treat you and your space with respect and are courteous throughout the service visit. We pride ourselves on being professional and dependable to give you top-quality HVAC maintenance, repair and installations.

Whether your home has a traditional ducted AC, a mini-split or a combination cooling system, our team is here for you. We can tune up all makes and models of air conditioners to get your system running as it should. Don’t risk an AC breakdown this summer – maintain your air conditioner with a tune-up from Surgi’s.

Stay Cool With Surgi’s AC Maintenance

The Surgi’s team has proudly served the community for almost 60 years! We understand that HVAC emergencies happen, and we never run from a problem. Backed by our Ironclad Guarantees, we stand by our work to give you the top-quality HVAC services you deserve.

When it comes to clearing away debris and keeping an eye out for damage, your outside AC unit is not too complicated to maintain yourself. For the more detailed, risky tasks involved in a tune-up, you need the professional team at Surgi’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. We’re committed to getting the job done right, so don’t hesitate to schedule your tune-up 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.