Thanks to TikTok, there are some fun and creative solutions to common A/C problems that you can do yourself. (With a few warnings too!)
A professional air conditioning service is the best option for complicated issues, but plenty of DIY tricks will help out, as long as you’re careful and do call in the experts at Biard & Crockett when you need to.
So, let’s dive into the top DIY tricks that TikTok has taught us regarding air conditioning!
Cleaning the A/C filter: TikTok is full of easy DIY cleaning hacks for your A/C filter, like using a vacuum cleaner or a lint roller to get rid of dirt and debris. A clean filter means better airflow and less strain on your unit, saving you money on your electricity bill. However, veeeery important note here: your filter will only last a few months, regardless of trying to clean it, because it will still have microscopic dirt and debris (and allergens) caught in its lattice. So, while cleaning your filter can help extend its life, replace it regularly.
Fixing a frozen A/C unit: TikTok users have shared some clever tricks for fixing a frozen A/C unit, like using a hair dryer to defrost it or wrapping it in towels to soak up excess moisture. However, it’s important to note that a frozen A/C unit could be a sign of a more serious issue, and if the problem persists, it’s best to call in a professional. Never try to do something more complex, like fixing refrigerant levels or repairing electrical components, on your own. These tasks require specialized knowledge, training, and equipment that only licensed HVAC professionals possess.
Improving airflow: A common issue with air conditioning is poor airflow or losing cool air to the outside, but TikTok has plenty of DIY solutions for this problem too. One popular trick is using aluminum foil on your windows to reflect the sun back out (shiny side out), while another uses a fan to circulate cool air throughout the space.
While these DIY tricks may be effective for certain A/C issues, it’s important to remember that, at the end of the day, a real issue should be handled by a licensed HVAC professional. Attempting to fix serious issues without proper knowledge and equipment can lead to further damage and costly repairs.
So, while TikTok may have some fun and creative solutions, it’s always best to call the experts to solve your heat woes in Orange County! Call Biard & Crockett anytime at (714) 602-1299, or schedule an appointment on our website.