The outside unit of your air conditioning unit is likely to collect some amount of dirt and dust over the years. Your technician can clean out the system during a maintenance visit. But it’s up to you to make sure that your air conditioner stays clean throughout the summer. Clearing debris from the outside condenser unit is easy to do, and it can help out your system quite a bit.
How Debris Affects Your Air Conditioner
The way your air conditioner works is by moving heat out of the air in your home. You cannot really produce cool air. Rather, you must take heat out, and refrigerant is able to do this. As it turns into a gas indoors at the evaporator unit, refrigerant is able to absorb heat from the air in your home while a fan blows over the coil is runs through.
When the refrigerant moves to the outside condenser unit, it condenses. And when it does, it’s able to release heat into the air surrounding the unit.
However, that becomes more difficult when there are things blocking the unit. If your unit is covered with leaves and other debris, heat may not transfer to the outside air with ease, which means you might run into problems with your system such as poor cooling capability, low efficiency, or even repair issues.
What to Look Out For
We recommend that you don’t make your AC unit into a stand for your bicycle or prop up gardening supplies and the like with your condenser unit. You should also trim back trees and shrubs that are growing towards the unit. And remember to clear off debris while you’re doing yardwork. It’s also so important that you call in a technician once a year at least for a more thorough coil cleaning.
AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. offers air conditioning services at a fair price to residents of Nichols, GA and the surrounding areas. Call our team today!