AC cleaning is necessary to ensure they continue to work efficiently. It is especially important to make sure your unit is going to be ready to work properly when you need it. These techniques will help you perform AC cleaning.
Techniques Help You Perform AC Cleaning
1. Be safe
The most important step is to shut the power off to your unit. Locate the breaker on your electric panel and shut it off from there.
2. Remove the top
Remove the top of the unit and you can easily access the inside of the condensing unit. Check for and remove any leaves or debris with your hands. Removing leaves and debris keeps water from getting trapped and creating rust or breakdown of your unit’s structure.
3. Spray the unit
You can use compressed air to clean the coils. Direct the air across the coils in the opposite direction of air flow, and move from the dirtier side towards the cleaner. Keep the air at a 90-degree angle and keep it consistent.
4. Brush the coils
Brushing the coils clean is also very effective. Sweep the dirt away and scrub away any that clings or won’t brush off the coils.
5. Cleaning coils with mild detergent
Mild detergents can be used to clean the coils by mixing warm water with a simple detergent. A hand sprayer or garden sprayer work great for applying the cleaner. Leave it set on the coils for a few minutes then wipe off.
6. Change the filter
After doing an AC cleaning is a perfect time to replace the filter. Air conditioners are very sensitive to air flow, and dirt trapped in the filter will force your unit to work harder.
7. Clean the drain
The drain is another area that needs to be part of your AC cleaning. Nasty deposits can build up in the drain which can result in blockage.
Air Conditioning Experts in South West Florida
If you experience problems with your air conditioner, contact Technical Services in South West Florida. They have the best trained HVAC contractors on their team and are prepared to install, repair, or clean your air conditioning unit. Technical Services have earned an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau for providing professional quality work and have been providing it for over 20 years.
When you need expert advice on AC cleaning, contact Technical Services (239) 574-1247.