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Cleaning Your AC Unit To Save Money

By Justin Brunsch

I’m guessing it’s safe to say you’ve heard the old saying an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The same goes for identity crimes and preventing your car from being stolen. You can see the same benefits with routine air conditioner cleaning. Why not save yourself future repair expenses and schedule a professional air conditioner cleaning. Take a look at some general rules for air conditioner cleanings.

1. You should always turn the unit off prior to beginning any cleaning.

Without this step you’re looking at a more than shocking encounter. The best method is to do this at the breaker switch.

2. Manage your internal coils.

Servicing your coils, there are indeed some basic steps. Get started by using your regular outdoor hose to get the coils wet. Then grab an industrial strength air conditioner cleaning liquid product. Now just let the powerful chemical do its magic. Ok, after however long go ahead and rinse the coils clean.
Depending whether you are cleaning a wall unit a brush attachment on a vacuum can clean your air conditioner coil fins. You should be careful to not overlook this step.

3. Clean the AC units drain.

Outside the where you will most likely find the air conditioner units drain. A shop-vac is a smart way to clean up the drain area. Find the cap and remove it for a real quality cleaning. Don’t let a lot time pass before putting the drain cap back on. It’s not uncommon to not replace the cap by accident. All part of saving real money down the road.

4. Electrical maintenance by a professional.

You can keep your air conditioner as clean as possible but a professional offers guarantees. Some even suggest using a professional vacuum at the drain is a good idea. They offer good options to retard the growth of mold.

5. Always take time to replace your furnace filters.

Don’t forget this important step. While in the summer months checking your filter once a month is not a bad idea. Air conditioners operate the best with a clean furnace filter. These simple steps will definitely save you money. You thought it might be some outrageously intense process but no.

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