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Can I Maintain My AC Myself?

Maintaining your cooling system has multiple benefits for you and your Birmingham household. By pinpointing issues before they cause damage, keeping the system clean and performing minor AC repairs, you can extend the lifespan of your AC. While professional tune-ups are readily available, is it possible to maintain your AC yourself?

Read on to learn some of the ways you can maintain your air conditioner to help keep it running efficiently. Remember, not all tasks have to be do-it-yourself projects. When you need thorough, professional AC maintenance you can rely on, turn to Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing.

The Skelton’s Team

Our team is dedicated to top-quality customer service and we stand by our work. We believe in working with transparency so you can be confident you’re receiving the best services we can provide. With heating and cooling repairs, replacements and tune-ups from Skelton’s, you can live comfortably year-round.

For Birmingham residents, finding a tune-up near you has never been easier. As one of the top air conditioning companies in the area, we’re here for you. From Hoover and Leeds to Childersburg and Sylacauga, don’t hesitate – reach out to us today!

Maintain Your Air Conditioner

While some steps of AC maintenance should only be performed by professionals, there are a few things homeowners can do to keep their cooling systems in good working order. One of the simplest things you can do for your home’s AC is to change your air filter regularly. To make sure your AC runs efficiently, you can also clean the drain pan yourself and use a no-rinse coil cleaner on your evaporator coil.

If you’re going to clean your outdoor unit yourself, make sure to work safely and turn off the power to the AC. It’s possible to wash down your outdoor AC case to clean the fins of buildup and debris – it’s best to work from the inside out using a hose with a nozzle attachment. Any maintenance beyond basic cleaning and changing your filter should be performed by a professional.

Benefits Of AC Maintenance

Professional AC tune-ups are key to maintaining the longevity of your cooling system. AC technicians are trained to understand every component of your cooling system – and identify when something is broken or worn out. Our technicians can inspect and test the electrical components of your system as well as the refrigerant levels and pressure.

Your home’s air conditioner contains elements that pose serious health risks and these components should only be handled, repaired and maintained by a professional technician. You can be confident that our team will perform a thorough AC tune-up for your home safely and dependably.

Schedule Your Professional Tune-Up Today

While you can take care of some aspects of your home’s cooling system on your own, a complete tune-up should be left to the professionals. Refrigerant, electrical wiring and moving parts can pose health and safety risks to you and your household. Reach out to our team for your trusted annual AC maintenance.

With a tune-up from our team, your air conditioner can run efficiently all season long. Don’t risk your comfort this summer with a DIY tune-up – put your trust in Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. Reach out to us today!

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What Our Customers Are Saying

We had a great experience with Skelton’s!

We had a great experience with Skelton’s! Our dog damaged the wiring on our A/C condenser, and it stopped working while the highs were still in the 80’s. Skelton’s came out the next day and got our condenser working again. Would recommend them and use them again!

Mary B.

Very Professional and Responsive

Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is very professional and responsive. I was able to request service via an online service request form one evening and was called promptly the next morning. I was subsequently able to have service performed within 2 hours. When your AC is not working this is like finding gold! I highly recommend them.

Robert Q.

Prompt and Courteous Team

Outstanding service. Professional installers with attention to detail. Prompt and courteous team that showed up on time and worked quickly and efficiently. My new unit was shown to me completely and they helped me set up my wireless/smart thermostat. I would highly recommend. Reasonably priced top notch installation and cleaning.

Mike D.