In order to clean your AC condenser coil, you need the following tools: grass shears or pruning frame, spray bottle coil cleaner, soft brush, fin comb, carpenter level, pry bar or 2x4 (0.6 x 1.2 meters) and gravel Or rocks.
Most condensers are located outside the home, and there are fans to move air throughout the condenser coil. Therefore, it is easy for leaves, grass, dirt and air dust to enter the condenser, making it dirty and clogged. Therefore, the first step you need to take to keep the condenser clean is to trim or cut vines, weeds or plant obstructions that may block the airflow.
Then, use coil cleaner (you can buy a bottle at the refrigerator supply store) to clean the coil. Commercial coil cleaners will have specific instructions for the brand you should follow. You want to rinse the cleaner (don't use a hose) and let the coil dry.
Next, you want to clean up the fins. Fins are usually very delicate because they are made of lamps. In fact, if you find that the fins are bent, you can straighten them with a fin comb (buy one at an electrical parts store). Use a soft brush to clean the dirt on the fins. Do not use hoses or water, as it can turn soil into mud.
The last step is to ensure that the concrete plate condenser is sitting level. Place your carpenter's level in the front and then on the side of the top of the unit. If you find that the unit is not rated, you can use PRY bars and/or rocks to lift equipment, which requires lifting equipment.
One of the best ways to clean the condenser is to prevent it from getting dirty in the first place. You can purchase a commercial condenser cover to fit the condenser of your unit.
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