There are quite a few factors that contribute to your central air conditioning system working and performing well. In order to maximize the performance, the air conditioning system, optimize longevity, and the health of the air conditioner unit, you need both homeowner care and professional maintenance on a routine basis. A part of the care many people do not realize is essential, is to ensure the exterior unit is kept clean. Considering this, we at Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning would like to share a method on how to clean the outdoor air conditioner unit.
Gather AC Cleaning Supplies
The exterior unit should be cleaned twice a year, ideally in prior to needing the cooling system regularly and at the end of the season. Before you start the air conditioner cleaning, gather the items listed below.
– Shop vacuum
– Replacement filter
– Pipe Cleaner or Soft-Bristled Brush
– Garden Hose
– Fin Comb
Clear Space Around Air Conditioner
The outdoor air conditioner unit often accumulated branches, leaves, sticks, or any other debris need to be removed. Any grass, shrubs, and tree branches need to be trimmed back as well as any encroaching weeds need to be pulled. The air conditioner unit should have a clean space and maintain 3 feet of clearance. The unit should be leveled and ensure all the clutter, debris, and vegetation.
Cleaning AC Condenser Unit
Prior to beginning, make certain the power is cut from the unit at the circuit breaker. The fins can have a buildup of dirt, dust, or other small debris that can be removed with a wet/dry vacuum with soft-bristled attachment. Should you find any fins that are bent and need to be straightened to their original position, use a fin comb or even a butter knife or other thin object is effective for straightening. Spray away the debris after you locate and remove the air conditioner’s filter if it is the reusable type. Next using a strong spray nasal attachment to the garden hose. Look over the owner’s manual in the event you are not sure where the filter is. Replace dirty fiber or cardboard filter by removing the top access panel by taking out the screw and carefully placing the panel aside as needed. The unit’s function is impeded when the condenser coil that has collected dirt, dust, debris and other buildup is clogged. Spray away the remaining residues with your garden hose, minus the pressure nozzle. Avoid causing damage to the coils or fins by being careful when using the vacuum and hose. In the event the fan vents are still dirty, vacuum or wipe away using a clean cloth on the fan blades to remove any debris accumulation. Replace the access panel and secure it with the screws when you completed the cleaning process thoroughly. Afterwards, you can flip the breaker back on to give the unit power.
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The air conditioner unit cleaning can be challenging and time consuming for many people. To ensure it is done effectively and efficiently, call in the pros of Air Pure Air Duct Cleaning and let our qualified experts take care of cleaning your outdoor air conditioner unit.