The Only DIY Air Conditioning Fixes You Will Ever Need

One of the things I love about Karine Vanasse is she is such a go-getter. At the age of nine, she started her career of an actress with the help of her mother as her manager. As a family they worked together to work their way up the ladder of success in the entertainment industry.

I am no actress or singer and definitely not a dancer. However, when it comes to many things I like to do it myself to get it done. So when my air conditioner broke in my home, I did a little research on what I could change out myself and now today I am sitting in my cool home on a hot August day and writing what I did to fix the air conditioner myself and avoid the hefty costs of a repair man, just like Karine avoided the costs of a manager by working with her mother.

First thing to do before starting to break out the home repair tools are to check all circuit breakers that run to your AC unit in your main electric panel. Sometimes resetting your breakers is all you need to fix an electric problem related to your AC unit.

Next you need to check the filter in your AC unit. Changing an AC filter is easy to do but also very essential in order for you AC unit to stay running and filling your home with clean air. It is very common that the filters get filled with dust, dirt and grime because that is their job to trap all the particles we do not want to be breathing. All you need to do is locate where your filter is at in your home, pop off the cover using a screw driver and replace the paper like filter you find. You can buy a high quality filter for under $10 at any hardware store.

One of the last things to try is to replace your outside fuses for your AC unit. There are many Youtube videos that will show you how to do this quickly. Fuses are not very expensive and you can find them in any hardware store with the help of an associate. Always make sure ass breakers are turned off when doing any type of electrical work on your AC unit. While you are looking at your fuses and wiring look for any dangling or damaged wires. If you notice any bad wiring you may need to contact a professional.

Fixing your AC unit yourself is a great way to save money. If you have a repair man come out and fix these simple problems it can easily cost over $100. If you try these quick steps and still have an issue, the repair man can skip over these small tasks and look into bigger issues. Should you find yourself needing a new AC, you might want to read on different reviews and research on different AC products before making a purchase.