How to Keep Your AC Clean

Have your hands been itching to tackle a DIY project? If so, then the AC unit in your Palm Beach, Florida, home is just waiting for you to give it a good clean. This may not sound like your dream DIY project, but cleaning your air conditioning unit has more benefits than just occupying your time on a weekend or day off. Taking the time to clean your air conditioner will result in greater energy efficiency and a more comfortable home. Here’s how you can keep your AC clean.

Replace the Filter

About once a month, you should replace your HVAC system’s air filter. While maintaining indoor air quality within your home, air filters also keep the rest of the AC system clean by catching dust, dirt, and other particles. By simply replacing your air filter, your system will run more efficiently and require less future maintenance.

Clean Outdoor Compressor

Next on your AC cleaning list is to clean the outdoor compressor, which gathers dust, debris, and other particles. Before cleaning the unit, turn off the power to the condenser either at an outdoor shutoff by the condenser or from the main electrical panel. You can check the unit for debris such as twigs or grass clippings. This can be a delicate operation, so if any debris is in an area that is hard to reach or require special equipment, it is best to consult your technician.

A professional has the right tools and experience to clean the outdoor unit without causing any damage. Your tech will clean and vacuum the outdoor unit to remove any large debris.

Don’t put off cleaning your AC unit, especially when it means that this simple task will increase efficiency and comfort in your home. You should never try to tackle tasks that should be left to a professional. The pros at Preferred Air Conditioning & Mechanical, LLC are ready to provide the HVAC help you need. To have your AC professionally cleaned, give us a call today at (561) 202-1422.


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