A quick trip to your local AC Repair, or even a quick stop at your favorite big box home improvement superstore will reveal numerous options for your air conditioner. The first choice you have is which brand of the air conditioner to go with. Your new air conditioner may come with an installation manual for you to follow, but it is also important that you know what goes into the air conditioning process so that you can do it yourself if necessary. You can either call the AC repair company or you can read the manuals and then perform the steps yourself.

If you have never performed an AC repair yourself before, be sure to take the time to do a little research on the internet before you take on the task. You want to make sure you get a reputable company to take on your air conditioner. Search the internet and ask friends and family for recommendations. If you are not comfortable trying to figure out the complicated inner workings of an air conditioner, then leave it to the professionals! Although it may cost a little more to have someone come out and do the repair, the results will be worth it.

Even though it sounds like a lot of work, most AC repair jobs are actually quite easy. Before you start, make sure you turn the power off to your air conditioner. Sometimes, there will be a switch on the wall that will do this for you. Once you have done all this, you are ready to get started! First, locate the air intake–you will probably see this by the front of the air conditioner.

Next, you will need to take off the filter that is installed on the air intake. Be very careful not to damage your AC! After removing the filter, take the screw that connects the intake to the rest of the unit and remove it. This part is now free of the air filter and therefore, much easier to remove!

Now you can remove the wires that are attached to the fan if you need to. However, if there are any wires, you will need to use a soldering iron or electrical tape to hold them in place. You will need to disconnect the fan from the AC system. Some people choose to unhook the wires from the wires coming off the fan, but this can weaken the AC and create a safety risk.

Unhook all of the wires except the three that you need. Then, take all the screws that are attaching the fan to the AC system and separate them. Your job now is to remove the wires that are connected to the wires that are attached to the AC compressor. Again, be careful not to damage your AC! Once all these parts are removed from the AC compressor, you will need to take off the screws that are holding everything together and remove the unit.

Next, you will want to check the air filter. If the air conditioner is not running properly or the filter is dirty, this can cause an air leak. This air leak will cause you to need AC repair. Also, when you replace the air filters, you should ensure that they are replaced by a professional as well. Not doing this could cause serious problems and possibly allow air to get into your home.

Finally, you need to check your home’s heating system. It might be time for AC repair if you notice that it is not functioning correctly. If the system is faulty and the thermostat is broken, you will need to replace both the heater and the air conditioner. With a little bit of maintenance, you can avoid having to go through the hassle of AC repair.