Sometimes you can still feel the heat even when your air conditioner is on There are so many things that may interfere with the working of an air conditioner. Some are technical and may need the intervention of an expert. On the other hand, all these inefficiencies of the air conditioner may be caused by dirt. When your air con accumulates dirt, it may prove difficult for it to work properly. Most recent air conditioners have an inbuilt self-cleaning function. However, one may still be required to clean it thoroughly beside the self-cleaning.
In case you are wondering how to clean your air conditioner, this article will help you on how to carry out air conditioner cleaning.
The condenser coils
All cleaning should be done when the air conditioner is off. To access the condenser coils, one should remove the outer casing and all the other parts that are obstructing your access to the conditioner. A stiff brush will come in handy to help you brush off any dirt or grime that is stuck on the coils. Then one can apply a cleaning agent then rinse with water after a few minutes. One can also check whether there are any coil fins that may need to be straightened out.
The filter panels of the air con can be accessed after removing the front grille. The filters help in trapping dust and other things like bacteria from the air that is being allowed to enter the air conditioner. Because of this, they end up becoming dirty quickly hence need regular cleaning than all the other parts of the air con. The good side is that they are the easiest to clean. They are cleaned by removing them and bashing them on a rail or post. This will remove a bigger portion of the dirt while the rest can be vacuumed.
The coil is the part that blows the cool air into the room in which it is placed. The outdoor unit chassis is removed to access the coil. It can then be sprayed with a cleaning agent then rinsed after a few minutes. It should be rinsed thoroughly until it is clean. One should be careful not to flood the drip pan. It should be given time to drain off before further rinsing is done. The fan coil should be allowed to dry before the chassis is returned. Some people opt to seek the services of professional cleaners. This may be because of them not having enough time to do the cleaning themselves.
The good thing about their services, at an agreed fee, they will also do any repairs if any as they clean the air conditioner. Besides that, should there be a bigger problem that needs repair as opposed to servicing they will recommend the best people to carry out the repair. Alternatively, they will recommend where one can get the spare parts that will be needed at cheaper costs. They will also recommend appropriate places the air conditioner should be kept for it to serve the room efficiently.