Dust and debris aren’t good for your air conditioning system. They reduce the energy efficiency of your system, which increases your energy bills. They can also cause expensive repair bills. You can help your AC system operate at its best by cleaning it.
Condenser Coils and Evaporator Coils
You want to clean the condenser coils and evaporator coils in your air conditioning system. The evaporator coils are inside your home as they absorb warm heat. The condenser coils are in the outdoor unit of your AC system. Their job is to turn refrigerant into a liquid, which it does most efficiently when clean.
Clean the. Evaporator Coils
Turn off the power to your AC system and open the interior AC unit to find the evaporator coils. You should clean the coils and the drain pan under them. Clean the coils using a soft brush. You can buy coil cleaner at a home improvement store.
Once the coils are clean, look at the drain pan. It can be cleaned with soap and hot water. You can use a 50/50 mixture of bleach and water to sanitize it.
Clean the Condenser Coils
Open the outdoor AC unit by removing the screws on top of it. Remove debris such as leaves and twigs from its bottom. Use a coil cleanser and a soft brush. Wear rubber gloves since the cleanser is caustic.
After the coils are clean, straighten the fins using a fin tool. This can also be purchased at a home improvement store. Wear leather gloves so you don’t cut yourself. Carefully comb any out-of-place fins back into place.
Clean Around the Outdoor AC Unit
Clean the area around your outdoor unit. It should have at least a foot of clearance from plants and trees.
Central Aire Heating & A/C, Inc. in Bossier City, LA, cleans AC systems as part of our annual preventative maintenance service. We also install and repair air conditioners and heaters. Our company can also handle your indoor air quality needs. Call us today to schedule a service appointment.