With temperatures hitting 100 degrees, the last thing you want is a blast of hot air when you return home. When your air conditioning is working, but not running cold air, there is a good chance that your condenser is dirty. Here is how to clean your condenser:
- Shut down all power to the unit – your condenser should have a metal box attached that has a disconnect switch. Also turn off the circuit at your main electrical panel.
- Unscrew and remove the top and side grilles. Make sure you don’t disturb any wires connected to the fan.
- Brush the fins and coils – with a soft brush, clean the fins and coils of any debris or dust
- Wash the fins and coils – cover the wiring and the motor with a garbage bag and duct tape then use a garden hose with a nozzle to clean out (don’t use high pressure or you will bend the coils)
- Replace the panels and grilles – use a level to make sure the unit is properly balanced so you don’t have drainage problems.
- Reconnect the unit- turn the thermostat off before reconnecting the power to the unit, and then re-engage the power to the unit at the main service panel.
The easiest way to fix the problem is to contact us to come by and service your AC unit to get you comfortable in your home again! Call us at 520-399-5850 to schedule an appointment.