Regular air conditioning repair and maintenance will help you save money on your utility bills, extend its lifespan, and avoid costly premature parts replacement. Your HVAC system consists of a furnace as well as an air conditioning or a heat pump, which will heat and cool.
These types come with an interior unit that is comprised of the evaporator and blower as well as an exterior unit that is made up of the condenser coil and the compressor. The instructions provided below is applicable to a heat pump or a whole home air conditioning unit.
Turn Off The Power Before Any Type Of Air Conditioning Repair
Because of the dangers of working with electricity as well as the moving parts of the air conditioning system, it is important to completely shut off the power to the unit before doing anything else like air conditioning repair North Myrtle Beach. On the exterior compressor/condenser, search for an exterior shut off box that is located close to the unit. Inside your home, turn off the power at the breaker box.
Get Rid Of The Debris
Take out the fan cage at the exterior compressor/condenser. Use a wrench r a screwdriver to remove the fasteners and then lift the fan case or grill away from the top part of the unit. Manually or using a wet/dry vacuum clean the leaves and debris from the interior.
Clean The Fins
Take out the outer covers and then use the brush attachment on the shop vacuum to get rid of all the outside dirt. You should then use a soft stream from a hose to spray through the fins from the inside out to get rid of any accumulated dirt or debris from between them. Don’t use a pressure washer, because the pressure can damage the fins. In case the fins are dirty, you can use a fin cleaning spray, which is available at your local home improvement stores. You should also straighten bent fins because they can reduce efficiency of the flow of air through the fins. Avoid damaging the tubing that is embedded within the finds.
Clean The Area Around The Unit
When you are done with your cleaning, you should change the fan cage. You should rake back debris and leaves outside the condenser and also trim branches as well as vegetation at least two feet in every direction so that proper air flow is maintained around the unit.
Make Sure The Unit is Level
As time goes by, the pad where the condenser sits on will start to tip once the soil settles underneath it. You need to make sure that the unit is level because if it is not it can cause premature failing of the compressor.
Once all of these things are done, the next thing you have to do is clean the evaporator coil. Then be sure to clean a plugged evaporator drain. If you don’t it could lead to damage by flooding on to the floor or make the system to stop cooling.
Call DuctWorks Heating and Cooling, Inc. for all your air conditioning repair needs.
DuctWorks Heating and Cooling, Inc.
303 Main St
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582