Most people have to hire an AC repair service every time something goes wrong. However, that can get expensive pretty fast. The Youtube video "Air Conditioner Maintenance: 8 Tips You Can Do Yourself" shows what you can do yourself to save some money and keep your HVAC systems going for longer.
Let's find out more!
Most issues with AC systems happen because homeowners don't know how to do proper maintenance, and they don't need to be experts to do the basics. One of the main maintenance aspects you can do yourself is to keep the coils of your outdoor unit unclogged. The outdoor unit sucks air inside and bowls it off the top. If there's a blockage, your system will work overtime and break down faster.
If you want to clear these coils, you first have to cut power to the unit for safety. Remove the debris around the unit, paying close attention to the leaves, trees, dirt, etc. around it. Then, you can use a garden hose to rinse out the coils as shown in the video and let the water run down for a while until it's clear.
You can watch the rest of the video for more details about an AC repair service..