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How to Maintain Your Air Conditioner

How to Maintain Your Air Conditioner

“To really get long service out of your air conditioner, it’s a good idea to contract with a professional company to have your units maintained at least once a year. Most units today, particularly in the southeastern regions are heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, or what we call HVAC. So you’ll have a heating unit and a cooling unit for it.

One thing you want to do before you work on your air conditioning unit is to make sure that you go in the main power box and flip the switch. You never want to work around any part of your air conditioning system without first cutting off the main power.

Once we have done that, then we can go back and start working on our air conditioning unit. You can see that as we mow the yard, debris has been kicked around and landed on the air conditioning unit. As you can see we’ve got a lot of grass that has accumulated, so during the summer months, it’s important – even with your maintenance plans – to take apart your condenser and use a hose to clean out all the grass.

As you can see as I’m clearing out these coils, there’s a lot of buildup. We want to spray and get all of the debris away.

As you can see, a standard hose works pretty well at clearing away all of these areas. You want to be really careful when you’re working around these areas. These vanes are actually what provides the air to cool and condense your Freon® so you want to be very careful as you’re working around these. You don’t want to damage or dent these vanes at all, so be very careful while you’re working along this.

It’s also not a bad idea to invest in a power washer. The power washer will do a much better job and you can just use the standard fan spray for doing that. Now if you do this at least once a month during the grass cutting season, it will help your air conditioner run much more efficiently.”

While hosing down your air conditioner can help to maintain it, be sure to schedule regular maintenance checkups. The professionals at Quick Servant are here to provide comprehensive maintenance checkups in Delmarva, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia and more. Still have questions? Give us a call today to learn more or schedule your service appointment online.