It is essential for you to clean your AC unit for it to continue to operate properly and prevent a rise in your electric bill.
Here are some of the best ways to clean your AC unit -
- Of course, the first step is to disconnect the air conditioner from the power source to avoid electrical shock. An even better idea is to shut the system down from the breaker box.
- After removing the paneling or facing, you will want to examine the filter. In fact, when was the last time you changed it? Quite a few people forget about the filter until the AC is not performing properly.
You might discover they are filled with debris and depending on what type of cooling system you have, they require washing or replacement. According to some experts, they should be changed at least twice a year.
- Make sure the passageway of your evaporator coil is unobstructed. Cleaning any buildup of mold or mildew will prevent your coils from backing up and flooding the interior of the building.
You can use a wet/dry vacuum to be certain every inch of the tubing is thoroughly clean.
- As your air conditioner remain dormant throughout the fall and winter seasons, outdoor elements such as twigs, fallen leaves, animal hair and dust can accumulate around and as well as inside the system.
First, this debris can be swept away with a broom around the foundation of the unit and then vacuumed within the air conditioner structure to make sure it is free of rubbish as well.
These are just a few suggestions for cleaning your AC unit. Also, you might want to research some of the products specially created for AC cleaning at your home improvement stores, they are designed to make this job easier.
Overall, it is great maintaining your AC system, but for thorough cleaning and preventative care, it would be wise to hire a reputable HVAC company on an annual basis.