Cleaning your outdoor Air Conditioner Unit or “Condenser” is one of the easiest ways you can reduce your energy footprint by lowering your operating cost. Also, it extends the life of your fan and compressor! Only thing you need to clean it is a garden hose and some condenser cleaning solution.
Why Should You Clean Your Condenser (outside unit) at Least Every Month During the Summer Months?
The fins that are wrapped around your outside unit dissipate heat from the freon in your system. If they are bent closed or dirty, they can cause you to have warm air coming out of your vents.
Cleaning your Outdoor Unit
- Use your Garden Hose to spray off the unit completely.
- Spray your condenser cleaning solution onto your outdoor coils (fins)
- Give it about 10-15 minutes to work through the dirt, then rinse off the unit. Try to spray as much as possible from inside the unit to the outside as to let all the debris fall to the outside of your unit.
Completing this once every month, especially after cutting your grass or weed eating close to your unit, ensures that you get the best in energy cost and life of the unit.