Springs Tips For A/C Maintenance

Springs Tips For A/C Maintenance

Best Spring tips for Maintenance on your A/C unit.

Spring is here! With the temperatures rising from comfortable to hot you’ll start to feel the need to turn on your A/C Unit. Throughout the Utah winter, your air conditioner has sat and with all the wind, rain, snow, and debris your air-conditioned unit may need a cleaning. Here are 3 maintenance tips to help you clean your A/C Unit

1. Clean out the debris. On the exterior condenser/compressor, remove the fan cage. Using a screwdriver or wrench, remove the fasteners and lift the cage or fan grill away from the top of the unit. By hand, or with a wet/dry vacuum, clean leaves, and other debris from the interior. 

2. Clean the Fins. Remove the outer covers and use the brush attachment on a powerful shop vacuum to remove all outside dirt. Then, using a gentle stream from a garden hose, spray through the fins from the inside out to remove any built-up dirt or debris from between them.

3. Straighten the Fins. Since any reduction in air-flow through the fins can reduce efficiency, carefully straighten bent fins using a butter knife or commercially available fin-straightening tool. Be gentle so that the tubing embedded within the fins is not damaged.

As the summer gets warmer you may need a professional to come to look at and inspect your A/C Unit to make sure you are using your A/C to the highest efficiency with the coldest air. Contact your local St. George A/C Unit company to have them come to make sure you stay cool and comfortable this summer.