Does Your AC Condenser Need Cleaned?

As the spring weather warms up, the summer heat will be here before we know it. That is why spring is such a great time to start preparing your home for the hot months ahead! One thing every homeowner should start preparing sooner rather than later is their air conditioner. Performing spring maintenance and cleaning on your air conditioner can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your system during the summer months!

Of all the things you can do to prepare your AC for the summer months, cleaning the condenser coils is one of the easiest things to do! At ServiceOne, we are experts on all things AC. Below, we go over how to clean AC condenser coils and provide some other spring AC maintenance tips!

What is an AC condenser?

An AC condenser is the outdoor portion of your home cooling system. This unit releases air from inside your home. Inside the condenser, you will find the coils, compressor, fan and various other components of your home’s air conditioning.

Why does your AC condenser need to be cleaned?

During the fall and winter months, your outdoor AC condenser will likely get filled with dirt and other debris. When this happens, your unit is more susceptible to forming a clog, as well as working less efficiently, resulting in higher utility costs. This is why it’s important that you are cleaning out your condenser every spring before your fire up your AC for the summer. 

How to clean AC condenser coils

Cleaning your AC condenser coils can easily be done by yourself, no professional needed! You’ll want to start first by turning off your air conditioner. Then, remove the outside case of your unit, and start clearing out any debris that may be stuck within the wiring. After that, rinse off the coils with water, then dry them and assemble the unit!

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Other maintenance tasks

Beyond cleaning your AC condenser, there are some other important maintenance tasks to do this spring! 

Change your HVAC filter

It’s important that homeowners are regularly changing their HVAC filters! Not only does changing this regularly improve the quality of the air you breathe, but it will also improve the performance and efficiency of your cooling system, ultimately reducing your cooling costs!

Clean your maintenance room

The spring is a great time to get your home ready for the summer months ahead! It’s a good idea to clean out your “maintenance room,” or the room where your furnace and water heater can be found. Keeping this room clean will reduce the chances of anything entering your systems. 

As spring gets underway, summer is approaching faster than you might think. Now is the perfect time to plan your spring HVAC cleaning and maintenance! If you have any questions on how to clean your AC condenser, or anything else HVAC maintenance related, do not hesitate to reach out to our team! We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. 

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