air conditioning service

The First Thing To Do Before Turning On Your Central Air Conditioning This Year

If there is one piece of advice we can give homeowners every spring, it’s to inspect and clean the condenser coils on your central air conditioner. Dust, dirt and fluff can build up in the condenser coils as the fan pulls them out of the air. Excessive buildup means your AC unit isn’t operating at peak efficiency, which is costing you money….and could cost more if the system breaks down.

Cleaning the condenser coils is a fairly simple and straightforward process. First, make sure the power to the unit is off, then locate your HVAC unit outside your home. Remove the cover if necessary to gain access to the condenser units. Using a garden hose, rinse the dirt and debris and buildup from the fins. Be careful as they are very fragile. Too much water pressure can bend the fins, ruining their cooling efficiency or even break them. If you are concerned at all about cleaning the condenser yourself or if you notice any damage, contact us to inspect and clean the unit for you.