Mastering DIY Air Conditioning and HVAC Maintenance


With summer approaching, ensuring your air conditioning and HVAC system is running smoothly is crucial for maintaining a comfortable indoor environment. While professional services from Ferran Services are highly recommended for major repairs or installations, there are several DIY tips and tricks that can help you keep your system in top shape.

Air Filter Replacement

Regularly replacing your air filters is one of the most important and easiest maintenance tasks you can perform. Clogged filters can restrict airflow, reduce efficiency, and potentially cause damage to your HVAC system. Check your filter every month and replace it when it appears dirty or every three months, whichever comes first.

Outdoor Unit Maintenance

  1. Clear debris: Remove any leaves, twigs, or dirt that may have accumulated around the outdoor unit. Obstructions can block airflow and reduce efficiency.
  2. Clean the coils: Gently brush or vacuum the outdoor coils to remove dirt and dust buildup. Be careful not to bend or damage the delicate fins.
  3. Level the unit: Ensure the outdoor unit is level to prevent drainage issues and potential damage to the compressor.

Indoor Unit Maintenance

  1. Clean the vents: Use a vacuum attachment or a damp cloth to remove any dust or debris from the vents and registers.
  2. Check the drain line: Pour a small amount of vinegar down the drain line to prevent clogs and ensure proper drainage.
  3. Inspect the thermostat: Ensure the thermostat is working correctly and is set to the desired temperature.

Professional Services

While DIY maintenance can help extend the life of your HVAC system, it’s important to remember that some tasks require professional expertise. Ferran Services offers comprehensive air conditioning installation and HVAC installation services, ensuring your system is installed correctly and operates efficiently.