Looking for someone to help guide you through the air conditioning cleaning and maintenance process? Don’t worry, we are here for you. Regular professional heating and air conditioning maintenance are smart moves for your home and an investment in your family’s health. Take advantage of our air conditioning spring cleaning and maintenance guidelines to ensure your systems work properly, and to avoid costly emergency repairs during the hot summer months.
Air Conditioning Cleaning Tips
Many homes have central air conditioners with two units, the indoor and outdoor units, that require maintenance each year. To start your AC cleaning on the right track follow these basic tips:
– You will need to remove the cover from the outdoor unit and sweep away the debris and leaves that accumulate during winter.
– Check the whole unit for any signs of damage, breaks, and deterioration with particular attention to the wires and tubes connecting the home heating unit to the compressor.
Cleaning the exterior air conditioner typically involves shutting off the power supply air conditioner at the breaker. Once the power is off, remove the housing from the compressor unit. You might have to remove several screws before lifting the casing. Check the interior wires for damage. If you see any evidence of damaged wires, repairs may require the assistance of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals.
Now, locate the condenser coils, the many tubes, and fins in your heating unit. You may use a garden hose and shop vacuum to take out the grass clippings, leaves, or other debris to ensure your air conditioner attains peak performance. You may also need to oil the fan motors with electric motor oil. Then, replace the unit cover.
Air Handler Notes
Unlike the outdoor unit, the indoor unit of your central air conditioner does not accumulate grass, grass clippings, and debris but it still requires maintenance. Check the evaporator coil, assembly of tubes, and vacuum for any dust that has accumulated in the winter. Check for the evidence of any loose or deteriorated wires.
Inspect the drip pan mounted under the evaporator coil for signs of corrosion to avoid water leakages in the future. This pan has a pipe that drains the water to the floor drain or sink. Pour a mixture of water and bleach or water and vinegar to ensure that the drain line stays clear and unclogged all year.
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AC Air Filter Replacement
After you test the drains, replace the filter according to the system guidelines. Most air conditioners have an air filter that needs changing every 1-3 months for improved efficiency and high air quality.
Now Test the Air Conditioner
Once you inspect and clean your air conditioner, turn the system on. Flip the breaker and set the thermostat to the cool setting. Make sure the outdoor unit runs normally, and the airflow into your home is perfect. You are now ready for summer!
Contact Energy Air The HVAC Experts for Fresh Air This Season
When your HVAC unit needs more extensive cleaning and maintenance, you can trust the Energy Air air conditioning experts are always ready to provide repairs throughout the year. Contact our professional central Florida HVAC technicians to ensure the best AC system efficiency and high air quality in your home and throughout the year.