Air conditioning units are a godsend during the hot summer months, but they require regular maintenance to function optimally. One of the most important tasks is to clean the coils on your AC unit. Clean air conditioner coils are crucial to your unit. When these coils are clean, your air conditioner unit can cool your home more efficiently, leading to lower energy bills and a longer lifespan for your unit.
The AC unit has two types of coils – the evaporator coils and the condenser coils. The evaporator coils absorb heat and humidity from the air inside your home, while the condenser coils release that heat outside. Over time, these coils can become dirty, which can reduce your AC unit’s efficiency. Here’s a step-by-step guide to learn how to clean coils on air conditioner units.
Step 1: Safety First
Before you start to clean AC coils, ensure the central air unit is turned off at the thermostat and the breaker to prevent any electrical accidents.
Step 2: Access the Coils
Find where your coils are located. For the evaporator coils, you’ll need to remove the access panel on your indoor unit. For the condenser coils, you’ll need to remove the protective grille on your outdoor unit.
Step 3: Inspect the Coils
Coil cleaning is the next step. Look for any visible signs of dirt or debris. If the coils are dirty, they will need to be cleaned.
Step 4: Clean the Coils
For the cleaning process, clean evaporator and condenser coils with the use of a soft brush. Gently remove any loose soil from the dirty coils. For more stubborn dirt, coils need a specialized foam coil cleaner available at most home improvement stores. Follow the instructions on the cleaner carefully.
You can also try AC coil cleaning with compressed air. This helps maintain efficient airflow and prevents potential issues caused by clogged or dirty coils. Remember to refer to the manufacturer’s instructions or call Bob’s Repair if you’re unsure about any aspect of cleaning your evaporator coil or AC condenser coils.
Step 5: Rinse and Dry
After cleaning, rinse the coils thoroughly with clean water. Make sure to let them dry completely before turning the AC unit back on.
Step 6: Regular Maintenance
Cleaning your AC coils should be part of your regular maintenance routine of the air conditioning system. Depending on your usage and the air quality in your area, you may need to clean your coils every 3-6 months.
Remember, while cleaning the air conditioning coils on your AC unit can be a great way to improve its efficiency, it’s always best to consult with a professional if you’re unsure about any part of the process. At Bob’s Repair, we have a team of experts who can help ensure your AC system is running at its best. We will clean air conditioning coils, and keep your air conditioning system running smoothly. Maintaining your air conditioner is our priority. We will advise you on how often AC coils should be cleaned, and check parts like the fan coil or air handler and coil fins. We will also assure you have a clean condenser.
In conclusion, understanding how to clean coils on AC units is essential for maintaining your system’s efficiency and longevity. With regular cleaning, you can enjoy cool, comfortable air in your home all summer long.
Indoor air quality is important. Don’t forget to change your air filter regularly to help clean air to circulate through your home. Keep your air conditioning running properly with a little help from Bob’s Repair.