DIY AC Maintenance Guide

Do you have that can-do, do-it-yourself spirit? Are you a regular at the local Home Depot? If you answered yes, then good news! Top Phoenix air conditioning contractor Chas Roberts is here to tell you several things you can do on your own to make sure your home air conditioning system is operating at peak performance.

Indulge Your DIY Cravings…

When it comes to home air conditioning maintenance, here are a few things you can do on your own to fulfill your do-it-yourself desires:

  • Air conditioning filter: To ensure your system operates at optimum efficiency and filters out all the nasty particles that try to make it into your home, it’s recommended that you replace disposable filters at least once a month.


  • Clear out debris: If your home has a ground mounted outdoor unit, make sure the area around it is kept clear of debris and clutter. Weeds or landscaping that can grow too close may reduce the airflow to the unit. And keep family pets or annoying critters away – animal urine can cause expensive damage.


  • Clean the coils: The fan inside the condenser coil sucks in air and pulls dirt and debris with it. This debris – such as dust, leaves and dead grass – will block airflow and reduce the unit’s efficiency. To clean the coils, first disconnect the power source to the unit. Then remove the outer covering and vacuum the fins, using a vacuum attachment with a soft-bristle brush.

Who Do You Want to Call? The Professionals

While there are many things you can do on your own to take care of your Phoenix heating and air conditioning system, sometimes you need to call in the professionals. And the best air conditioning maintenance service you can get is from Tucson and Phoenix air conditioning contractor Chas Roberts Air Conditioning and Plumbing – Arizona’s top HVAC service provider.

Chas Roberts’ Comfort Assurance Plan (C.A.P.) for air conditioning is a maintenance agreement that provides you with regular system upkeep through two planned check-ups each year. A Chas Roberts technician will thoroughly inspect your unit to uncover any potential issues to be resolved before they can cause you problems during Arizona’s scorching summer. Added benefits of the C.A.P. include discounts on repairs and installation of a new system when you’re ready, plus the performance guarantee: once Chas has tuned-up your system, should it fail within 30 days for a reason Chas missed, you won’t be charged a cent for labor.

Ready to throw in the towel on doing maintenance yourself? Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone. Reach out to Chas Roberts and set up a maintenance visit today! Schedule an appointment online or call (602) 943-3426 in Phoenix or (520) 292-6858 in Tucson.