The last thing you want to happen is for your AC unit to go out during the hot Florida summers. To help prevent that from happening you need to give your unit the proper care and maintenance it needs. The evaporator and condenser coils are two of your unit’s most critical components and making sure they are clean is essential.
Making sure these two components are clean and clear of dirt and debris will not only make sure your unit is running at its most efficient level, but will also help prevent it from breaking down.
So, let’s find out how often you need to be cleaning your condenser coils and how to do it.
How Often Do AC Coils Need to Be Cleaned?
There are a couple of factors that will help determine how often you should be cleaning your coils. In most cases, your AC coils will only need to be cleaned once a year. However, if you live in an area that is abnormally windy, dusty, or dirty, or your unit comes into contact with more debris than normal, you may need to clean them more than once.
How often you use your AC unit can also affect how often you should clean your coils. If you use your AC pretty heavily during the hot Florida summers, you may need to clean your coils more than once.
The age of your unit also determines how often you should clean your coils. Older units may start to accumulate more dust and dirt in shorter periods. This can cause you to have to clean your coils a couple of times a year.
Finally, if you feel like your AC unit isn’t working as efficiently as you’re used to, you may need to clean your coils more often.
How to Clean Your AC Coils
When you start to clean your coils, it’s important to make sure that you’re not being too aggressive with them. Coils are delicate, which means that too much pressure or the wrong materials may cause them to bend or break.
In most situations, you can simply hose down your AC coils to remove any dirt and debris. However, if you notice that there is a strong build-up that is hard to get off with the hose, you may want to consider calling Air Rescue.
At Air Rescue, we can ensure that your air conditioning unit is well maintained, functioning properly, and ready to cool your home. We always recommend having your unit professionally checked before it’s put to use each season.
Whether you need to schedule a cleaning for your AC Coils or you need help choosing the right HVAC system for your home, the professionals at Air Rescue are always there for you. Contact us today at 813 612- 5600 or visit our website.