Cleaning your air conditioner condenser is one of the easiest, yet most important ways to ensure proper functioning of your air conditioner. Depending upon where you live and how often your air conditioner is used, it is best to clean your condenser 2 to 3 times a year. If your air conditioner is located under a tree, or if grass gets discharged near the air conditioner regularly, you should probably clean the condenser even more frequently. The experts at The Jayson Company suggest that homeowners utilize a very simple technique to clean their air conditioner condenser.
To avoid an electrical problem, disconnect the air conditioner from the power source before cleaning. Make sure the unit is off, then unplug the power source, which is usually on the wall behind the air conditioner.
Using a garden hose with a pressure nozzle, set the nozzle to a moderate setting and begin by applying water to the top of the air conditioner on the fins. The pressure might make the fins spin, which is okay. After cleaning the fins, use the same amount of pressure on the outside of the air conditioner condenser. Begin at the top and work your way to the bottom. Your air conditioner condenser has four sides, so be sure to get all four sides. Be careful not to use too much pressure, as it can damage the condenser. The Jayson Company warns homeowners against using power washers because they can cause expensive damage, even at low settings.
By cleaning your air conditioner condenser regularly, you can maximize the lifespan of your air conditioner. In addition to cleaning your condenser, it is important to have an air conditioner technician service the system on an annual basis to check the refrigerant and some of the intricate parts of the system. If your air conditioner has not been serviced in a while, or if it is time for an annual check-up, contact the friendly and trusted staff today at The Jayson Company today!