How to Clean Your AC Units: DIY Project

When spring was come and summer just around the corner, you will miss the summer sun that shines down around you. You can go outside and enjoy your day with the sun. When the day is over, the time is come. You will turn up your AC because there is nobody want to get sweat inside.

Like the other device, AC need service as well. Usually, the repairing and maintenance costs that related with the furnaces and air conditioners are not that cheap. Well, here several step guides to prepare your air conditioner for the next upcoming heat.

Clean AC units are also important for your air circulation inside your home. You should consider the duct cleaning and air vents cleaning. This is free and simple that can help your air conditioner running effectively and able to save up your money. Several equipment that you need to clean up your AC:

There are several items that you will need to do this job. You may already have them inside your home, they are:

– Towel.

– The air filter (size will vary based on your need).

– Hose (to hook up the running water).

– Hex of head nut driver (size is varied).

– I cup of cleaning product.

Several guides for your DIY to clean your AC units:

  • Considering the safety first.

Like the usual, the first thing that you should do when you work on HVAC equipment is ensure tat all of the source powers are off. All of the air conditioners have the disconnect mounted inside your house within the few feet from the condenser. Condenser is the part of air conditioner that had placed outside.

When you open the lid to disconnect it, it should be a handle that able to pull out and in that useful to disconnect the power supply in your air conditioner. Once you remove this handle, you should ensure that the shut the lid on is absolutely disconnected.

You should note that you need to disconnect the power to unit. If you want to get extra safety, you can find out the breaker in your electric panel that had dedicated to the AC systems and just shut it down.

  • Removing the top of your Air Conditioning unit.

To clean AC units, you need ensure that the power is off then use the hex head nut drivers to remove the bolts which had placed around of the top units. After you remove the bolts, the whole of the top will able to lift out from the whole condenser with the fan and motor as well. you cannot remove the bolts that hold the fan and motor on their lid.

There are several wires that had attached with the motor to service panels on every side from your AC unit. You can leave this wire, because you do not need to include with the electrical components inside the service area. You must have enough slack which you can swing the lid in any side that makes the wires do no trap in the sharp things.

You should note that while performing this maintenance, do not smash the fins which had wrapped around your condensing unit. This fin is allowing the air to be pulled off into your condenser.

  • Start to clean your AC.

You can start by removing the debris in or out of you unit by your hand. Now, you can use the towel over the service panel area. This is to prevent the water to enter the panels. Then you can spar you hose inside and outside from the unit. You do not worry about water it will save.

After you have done with spray out the dirt’s, you should see the fins and brushes it. Then you can remount the lid then bolt it down.

  • Change the air filter then clean your drain.

Your air conditioning is very sensitive with the air flow, if the filter had cogged, your fan will work harder and the evaporator coil will get freeze solid. This is can damage your AC, you should clean your drain in every year. This is optional choice and based on your need. You can use the cleaning product that secure for your environment.

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