DIY Tips for Air Conditioners

Who is thinking about air-conditioning at this time of year in Puerto Vallarta, when our temperatures are absolutely perfect? But while there is certainly no need to be using the a/c in your Puerto Vallarta home or condo right now, performing regular maintenance adds to the lifespan of your units and has them ready for the summer season. We have a few easy, do-it-yourself tips for air-conditioners to keep them in great shape.

  1. While units are turned off, open the cover and remove the filter from your air-conditioning unit.
  2. Give a light spray to the interior coil of your a/c unit with a cleaning agent designed specifically to help remove dirt, dust, smoke and mildew from your unit. These sprays can be purchased at Home Depot or other hardware stores.
  3. Clean the filter with plain tap water and allow to dry.
  4. Replace the filter and cover and run your air-conditioner for 10 to 15 minutes.

That’s it! Four quick and easy steps to help keep dirt and build up from becoming a harder to manage problem with your air-conditioning units. It is a great idea to have a professional come in to your Puerto Vallarta property once a year to give all your units an expert maintenance visit, but in the meantime, adding quick DIY attention to your spring-cleaning list will help prolong the life of your units.

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