In order for the air conditioner effectively cooling the home efficiently, there are many contributions. To minimize energy, provide effective operating costs, preserve the healthy condition, make the unit last, and operate at their full potential, you need professional services and homeowner care for your units. Cleaning the outdoor unit is part of that maintenance and care and though it is best to let the professionals take care of it, some homeowners like to get the job done themselves. Today, we at Air Supply Air Conditioning & Heating would like to take the opportunity to relate some steps and tips on how to get it done.
What Can I Use to Clean My Outside AC Condenser Unit?
Once just before you start using the cooling system and then just before you start using the heat system, cleaning your unit 2 times a year is sufficient generally speaking. To clean the exterior unit, collect following:
– Shop vacuum
– Replacement filter
– Pipe Cleaner or Soft-Bristled Brush
– Garden Hose
– Fin Comb
Prepping Your Outdoor AC Unit for Cleaning
The area surrounding the unit, begin the process by removing leaves, branches, sticks or other debris. Clear away from the outdoor unit any weeds have encroached around the unit, pull them out, trim back any grass and prune any trees and shrubs. Around the unit, there should be at least 3 feet of clearance. Make certain all debris, clutter, vegetation, and so on is completely cleared away and cleaned efficiently as well make sure the A/C unit is sitting level.
How to Clean an Outside AC Unit
Caution – make certain the unit unless it is turned off before you work. On your unit and within the fins that wasn’t easily cleared away, use a wet/dry vacuum with soft-bristled attachment to extract any dirt, dust, or other small debris. If any of the fins are bent and need to be straightened to their original position, a fin comb or even a butter knife or other thin object is effective for straightening. Remove it and with a strong spray nasal attachment to the garden hose, spray away the debris, after locating the AC’s filter if it the reusable type. Consult the owner’s manual if you are uncertain where it is. Replace the filthy one should the filter is made of fiber or cardboard. Simply remove it by taking out the screw and carefully placing the panel aside, which normally the top access panel includes the vent opening. The function of the unit can be impeded by the condenser coils collecting layers dust, dirt, debris and other build-up. To clean the bulk of the debris, the shop vac is an exceptional option. To spray away the remaining the residues, use the garden hose, without the pressure nozzle. In order to avoid causing damage to the coils or fins, apply caution using the vacuum and hose. Vacuum or wipe away any build-up of debris and you can use a damp cloth to clean off the fan blades if the fan vents. Replace the access panel and secure it with the screws after everything is clean and the layers of dust and debris are thoroughly removed. Once it is replaced, turn the unit back on.
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Call the experts of Air Supply Air Conditioning & Heating and let our experts get it done quickly and efficiently if you rather leave the cleaning of your outdoor unit to the professionals.