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How Often Should You Clean Your Outside AC Unit?

Stephen Jabro

Your air conditioner does a lot to keep you cool when it’s hot outside. Cleaning your air conditioner protects your personal safety and health. Don’t wait until your air conditioner gets dirty to clean it. Start early using these tips to ensure your heating and air system performs well all year.

When to Perform AC Outside Unit Cleaning

Clean your outside air conditioner twice a year: once in the spring and once in the fall. Doing so avoids clogging, uneven cooling, poor performance, and other issues. Before you clean your HVAC system, turn off the power via the circuit breaker to avoid electrocution.

Benefits of Cleaning Your AC Unit

Once you inspected and cleaned everything you’ll notice more benefits from your cooling system, such as

  • Durability: Cleaning your air conditioner from dust, dirt, and debris prolongs its lifespan. Well-kept ACs last longer and require fewer repairs.
  • Cost-Efficiency: Ac lean air conditioner saves you more money with fewer repair or maintenance appointments. It also uses less energy, lowering monthly energy bills.
  • Energy-Efficiency: Contaminants can trap inside the air conditioning unit, forcing it to work harder to maintain home comfort. Cleaning it allows optimal performance without using more electricity to cool the home.
  • Risk Management: Evaporator and condenser coils transfer heat to cool air which can ignite a fire if neglected. It can also emit air pollutants, like mold, pest dander, dirt, around the home. Cleaning the air conditioner not only avoids these issues, but it also imrpoves indoor air quality. The best way to keep your condenser coils clean is with a hose, spray, and coil cleaner.

An outside air conditioner next to a house.

Jon Wayne is Here to Help!

If you’re uncertain about cleaning your HVAC system, call us at 417-831-9500 for professional HVAC maintenance visits! We have NATE-certified HVAC technicians ready for any routine maintenance services to fix your air conditioning system and condenser units. Instead of risking injuries or damage to your heating and cooling system, let us do it for you!

At Jon Wayne Heating and Air, we’re happy to help customers in Springfield and Mt. Vernon, MO, with their air conditioners. We’ll schedule a free consultation at your earliest convenience. Schedule service today!

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