Preparing your HVAC system for the winter in the autumn can save you from discovering that your heating system isn't operating during winter. Additionally, this guarantees that adjustments are made to keep your system functioning effectively.
Can I Pressure Wash My AC Unit?
One of a home's most expensive appliances is an air conditioner. Owners might therefore want to clean it to safeguard this investment.
A unit covered in dirt won't function well and is more likely to malfunction. Therefore, many AC owners try to clean the coils to prevent damage and energy waste. A pressure washer might seem the best choice due to how well dust and mildew are eliminated by its powerful force. Unfortunately, the coils in your unit won't benefit from it.
A pressure washer will exacerbate the situation by harming the fins due to intense strain, which makes these metal components flex. This might potentially result in damage to the tubes. AC coils cannot withstand the force of a power washer. A Plus Quality does not recommend using the pressure washing machine to clean your AC unit.
The Distinction Between Condenser And Evaporator Coils
The condenser and evaporator coils are two critical parts of cooling systems. The heat transfer process depends on the evaporator and condenser coils. The two are typically made of copper, which makes heat transfer simple. Also, they frequently have vanes or fins that expand the surface area for heat transfer.
The condenser coil absorbs heat from the indoor air and transfers it outside, whereas the evaporator coil cools the indoor air by removing heat and moisture.
Cleaning The Interior Air Conditioning Unit
Regular cleaning is required for the dust filters in the interior air conditioning unit. The harder the air conditioner works to push air through the filter, the more clogged the filter is. Consequently, operating expenses can increase.
Simple steps for cleaning include pulling out the plastic cover and removing the filters for a thorough brush or shake. For a deep clean, they may also be vacuumed. Also, you may wash the dust filters in warm water with some mild detergent and rinse them clean if they are filthy and soiled. Before re-entering the unit, make sure they are thoroughly dry.
Cleaning Your Outdoor Unit
The performance of your unit may deteriorate if the outside unit is damaged or affected by dirt and debris. Therefore, it's crucial to ensure the fan and grate are spotless and debris-free. It's important to cut off the energy to your system before cleaning the appliance.
Cleaning your air conditioner regularly is important, but using the incorrect tools might harm your system. Consequently, if you are having trouble cleaning your cooling system, contact A Plus Quality Heating and Cooling to benefit from dealing with reputable HVAC specialists in Toronto and GTA. You may also contact us right away via our website to schedule an appointment.