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10 Easy DIY Tips On How to Clean Your Home Air Conditioning Unit

10 Easy DIY Tips On How to Clean Your Home Air Conditioning Unit

10 Easy DIY Tips On How to Clean Your Home Air Conditioning Unit

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Most of us use are ac a lot all thought the year. We have ours set to 70, with the weather really starting to warm up you will rely more and more on your AC, but what if it breaks down? what if you haven’t had it serviced in many years? Don’t worry, I found an article written by a construction guy who will show you how to clean, service and make your AC run better and more efficient.

Not only does keeping your air conditioner clean expand its life span but it could save you money on your electric bill by using 30% less power and keep you from being exposed to harmful pollutants from microbial contamination – not something good for those already suffering with allergies or that are sick.

Below, you’ll find step-by-step instructions for keeping your air conditioning unit running smoothly. These instructions apply to a heat pump unit or a home air conditioning unit. The best part is knowing that you don’t have to dip into your kids’ college funds to hire a professional when you can just do the job yourself by following these simple steps. And now is the time to do it, just before the new cooling season begins.

1) Turn off the power –

Turn off the power at the breaker box and also on the exterior condenser/compresser. It would be extremely dangerous to work around a live current and the air conditioner’s many moving parts.

2) Remove buildup and debris –

On the exterior condenser/compreser, use a screwdriver or wrench to remove the screws or other hardware attaching the fan cage or grill to the unit. Clean dust, leaves, grass clippings, and other debris from the interior of the condenser/compressor either using your hand or a wet/dry vacuum. HVAC units are often located near dryer vents, so they can accumulate a fair amount of dryer lint as well.

3) Clean the air conditioner condenser coils –

You don’t need anything but a garden hose and your thumb. Never use chemicals or pressure washers which are too strong and can damage the delicate fins on the unit. Simply spray the fins from the inside out to remove any built up debris or dirt. The whole process takes maybe ten minutes.

Doing this annually in spring or early summer could save you hundreds of dollars, specially if you also decide to obtain a home warranty program that covers your hvac unit (visit the First American website to get all the details). In extreme cases of neglect, if the fins are particlarly dirty, you can use a commercially available cleaning spray. These sprays can be found at home improvement stores. The unit will kick on once the power is on again and dry itself off.

10 Easy DIY Tips On How to Clean Your Home Air Conditioning Unit

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