How to Clean the Condenser Coils In Your AC
When it comes to keeping your business comfortable, there is nothing more important than having a reliable air conditioner. However, over time, even the very best of ACs can begin to fall into disrepair. That’s why it’s important to regularly clean, tune and schedule professional maintenance your air conditioner. Having clean condenser coils will make your AC run cooler and more efficiently. Learn how you can clean your condenser coils yourself by following these simple, step-by-step instructions.
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How to Clean AC Coils Inside the Unit
1. Turn off the condenser unit
Do this by switching off the power from the source. There should be a shut-off box near the outdoor unit. If you cannot find one, cut off power from the circuit breaker.
2. Clear area around condenser
Make sure any debris is removed and cleared from around the unit. Cut the grass around this area and trim away any branches.
3. Remove the access panels
This can be done using a screwdriver or a nut driver.
4. Remove the top of the air conditioner
This will give you access to inside of your air conditioner.
5. Clean the fan
Use a rag to clean out the fan. You can also use a vacuum to clean away any dirt from the fan.
6. Lubricate the fan
Apply a small amount of lubricant to each of the fans lubrication ports.
7. Brush the air conditioner coils
Use a whiskbroom to brush away any dirt or debris from the air conditioner coils.
8. Spray the coils
Before you start, cover any electric wires or motors with plastic to protect them against the water. Then, use a hose to gently spray the coils to remove any trapped dirt.
9. Use a cleaner
Use a biodegradable foaming cleaner mixed with water to get a deeper clean. Spray the cleaner on the outside of the coils. Let this soak for 10 minutes. Next try spraying the water from the inside of the unit out so that any dirty gets pushed out of the coils.
10. Put air conditioner back together
Now you’re finished! Simply reattach everything and turn your air conditioner back on.
A quick video tutorial on AC condenser coil cleaning
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For year-round comfort, it’s important that your AC stays clean through the seasons. But not everyone has the time to clean their systems as often as they should. That’s where Quick Servant can help. We offer complete system maintenance, so cleaning your AC is just one less thing you have to worry about. Give us a call or go online today and schedule your appointment.