End of Season Air Conditioner Check List
With the end of summer approaching something to think about is getting your Air Conditioner ready for the end of the season. There are several steps you can do to protect your air conditioner unit for the coming season to maximize the life span of your unit.
1. Remove dirt, leaves, or debris in the area surround the outdoor unit.
When debris gets into the unit it can cause moisture to build up that can eventually lead to damage to your unit.
2. Clean off all the build up of debris on outside coils of unit
Use a soft dry cloth or a brush attachment on a vacuum cleaner to get rid of any dirt and debris. Most homeowners use a water hose to clean the outside coils, but using a water hose is a bad idea because the water can cause a short in a wire.
- 3. Do not cover your Air Conditioner unit
Covering your air conditioner unit can create a nice home for mice and other rodents that can bring significant damage to your air conditioner unit. You also can trap moisture in your unit if you cover it and this can also cause damage to your air conditioner.
- 4. Change or clean filter with in the Air Conditioner unit
Most filters are designed to changed or cleaned once a month. Replacing the filter will help eliminate dust, dirt, and pet hair that has accumulated while running your air conditioner. Also take time to double check to make sure that you are using a compatible filter designated for your unit.
These helpful hints will help you get your air conditioning unit ready for the upcoming seasons and also maximize the efficiently of your unit for the future.