Newberg Air Conditioning: DIY Maintenance Tips and Tricks for Your AC

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Many homeowners overlook the importance of regular air conditioning unit maintenance in reducing the number of energy expenses and the cost of early replacement, as well as in extending the lifespan of their AC. Experts in HVAC services recommend having AC maintenance check and repair before the cooling season begins, and due attention must be given to your AC to ensure its full operational efficiency. The Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning or HVAC system is consisting ot either a furnace and AC or heat pump for cooling and heating, with interior components like evaporator and blower, and exterior components such as compressor and condenser coil. Allow us to provide you some tips and trick to maintain or take care of your whole-home AC or heat pump unit. Learn more about Newberg Ductless Heat Pumps,  go here.

The dangers of working with an appliance electrical system and its moving parts poses great risk to safety, so you have to turn off your AC power completely and unplug it from the power source or outlet. You can find an exterior shut-off near the AC, and turn off the power at the breaker box indoors. The next step is removing the debris from the unit, and you can do this by first removing the fan cage or grill using a screwdriver or wrench, and then vacuuming the interior to remove the debris. When cleaning the fins, avoid using pressure washer as it can damage the fins, use a strong stream from a garden hose and spray inside out to blast any buildup of dirt and debris, and you can also use a commercially available fin cleaning spray to clean very dirty fins. Any reduction in your units air-flow reduces efficiency, so it is important to straighten bent fins using a commercially available fin straightening tool or butter knife to gently straighten bent fins. Clean the area around the unit by raking the leaves and debris outside the unit condenser, cut branches and other forms of vegetation around on the outside condenser at least two feet in all directions, and when it is not in use during winter months, partially cover the top of the unit with plywood or plastic to prevent debris from falling into the unit. Find out for further details on Newberg Air Conditioning right here.

As time passes by, the pad upon which the condenser unit sits may start to tip as the soil settles beneath it, that may affect the functioning, so it is important to check the level and level the unit using rot-resistant shims. In cleaning the evaporator coil, you may need to remove the foil duct tape and take out few bolts or screw, then use a soft brush to dust off the oil, and spray it with a commercially available no-rinse coil cleaner. It is also important to clean plugged evaporator using a wet/dry vacuum to clear any growing biological matter. Change the blower filter of your HVAC system once before the cooling season starts, and once before the heating season begins. Allow us to help you with your HVAC system through our professional HVAC services, feel free to check our website or homepage for more info.

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