How clean is your air conditioning unit right now? If you're unsure how to answer this question, it's time to add this to your to-do list. This reminder is that a clean AC unit is more efficient and less likely to leave you without a reliable source of indoor comfort when it's hotter and more humid outside. So, today, we'll be taking a moment to go over some of the top benefits of cleaning your air conditioning unit and how to do this.
Giving Your System an Added Efficiency BoostIn general, a cleaner air conditioning unit is less susceptible to excess wear and tear from not having to work as hard. This applies to things like the outside condenser unit, which can be spritzed off with a hose. When you do this, you're helping facilitate the evaporation and cooling process, which means the condenser is not working as hard.
Gaining Some Extra Operating YearsAn air conditioning unit that's clean is likely to last longer. Even something as simple as changing the filter every 90 days or so can have a noticeable impact on lifespan. What this ultimately does is reduce your risk of needing a complete air conditioner replacement sooner than what's typical – which is around 15-20 years for a central air conditioner.
Making Your Indoor Air Healthier and CleanerCleaning your air conditioning unit also removes excess dirt, debris, and other materials that could get into your indoor air. This includes some of the things not caught by your filter. The result is indoor air that's healthier and cleaner for you and anyone else in your household.
Reducing Repair CostsAnother benefit of a regularly cleaned AC unit is not having as many issues with frequent and costly repairs. This is something that can happen if accumulated dust, debris, and an assortment of particles get into various mechanical and electrical components.
Cleaning Your AC UnitAs we mentioned earlier, the outside AC unit can be easily cleaned off with a garden hose. Feel free to blast or spritz away any dirt and debris with the hose when doing regular cleanings. Also, with the outside unit, remove any leaves or other debris. Other steps you can take with cleaning your air conditioning unit include:
- Using a soft brush to clean the fins
- Vacuuming or lightly dusting the inside unit – after you unplug it
- Cleaning out parts of the ducts you can safely reach
Call Us TodayDuctWorks Heating and Air Conditioning is the company to turn to if your cooling system needs attention for any other reasons. We're at your service for air conditioning repairs, routine maintenance, and replacement if it's time to consider an upgrade. We've got you covered with anything involving your home's heating and cooling system. Contact our team today for timely, top-quality HVAC service.