I provide a system component list that is fairly small and can easily be cleaned and checked by any home owner, with the help of normal tools that everyone should have in their toolbox.
I also make mention of the problems that could arise if these routine checks are not carried out by either the home owner or any other available member of the house.
Positioned next to the thermostat, is the air filter, which is also one of the best known parts of the central air conditioning system. The is one of the most common and easily fits into a return grille.The Honeywell CF100A1025 4.5-Inch High Efficiency Air Cleaner Filter are a good buy.
This also makes use of the wall on which the thermostat sits. They come in different sizes and are readily available in home improvement centers or alternatively in hardware stores.
You get what you pay for and naturally a higher quality filter will cost more than a lower end one. It is imperative that you check these filters once a month and if you have pets, you should check it more regularly.
The electronic filters – like the Nordic Pure 20x25x5 Honeywell Replacement AC Furnace Air Filters, MERV 12, Box of 2 – are the second most used filters around. They use the ionization technology to clean the air. Even though they work much more efficiently, they also need to be checked and clean frequently, in order to maintain their good performance.
These filters are fitted with replaceable parts, so the worn out parts can be easily replaced and the filter can be put together by the home owner. Following the manufacturers care instructions is key to making your filter last longer. Many of them are even dishwasher friendly, so you can wash them easily.
A frozen filter is usually caused when the filters are not cleaned for long periods of time. This causes the evaporator to thaw and the drain system to ultimately overflow causing damage to sheet rock, furniture and other household items.