Fall is a favorite time of year for many people due to the bright colors and cooler temperatures. While enjoying this season, you should be mindful of the leaves that fall into your yard, as they can cover your air conditioner’s condenser unit and potentially cause issues with the equipment.
Learn how to keep your air conditioner’s condenser unit clear of fall debris here from a trusted air conditioning installation company.
Clean your unit before fall arrives. Before the season changes, it’s a good idea to clean your unit. First, turn off its power, both at the breaker inside the house and on the outdoor switch. After turning off the power, open the unit’s side panel to gain access to its interior. Remove any debris that may have accumulated inside by hand or using a wet/dry vacuum. Make sure to get rid of leaves and other debris within two feet of the of the unit’s base.
Once you’re done cleaning around the unit, place the panel back. Use a garden hose on the unit to remove dirt, dust and other buildup on the fins. However, don’t use a high water pressure setting, or the fins may bend. If you have no experience with cleaning your unit, contact a local cooling and heating service provider for assistance.
Get an air conditioner cover. After cleaning your air conditioner’s condenser unit, you can cover it with an air conditioner cover. This will protect the equipment from debris throughout the fall and winter. This cover can also help reduce the likelihood of corrosion or rust, which will help extend the life of your unit.
At Modern Air Solutions Inc, you can depend on our experienced team for reliable HVAC services. We offer quality heating repair and installation services. Call us at 630-884-4181 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service.