With a few simple ac maintenance tips, you can do a few steps for breathing a fresh life into your air conditioning unit. Here are those steps.
Unplug the ac unit
First of all, you should discount the energy supply so that you can follow the next steps without any problem.
Remove the cover of filter
Remove the filter or cover so you can access the chilling coils. In some models, you have to get rid of the cover or bezel to get access to the inside of the AC unit. In most ac units, the cover is protected by a number of screws. Once the filter is removed, you can view the screws.
Use a spray
You can apply a cleaning agent to spray the frontal part. This will get rid of bad odors emitted from the dirt, mildew, and debris from the coils. Ensure you don’t spray the controls, wires or other parts. Perfectly, you may want to use a foaming cleaner.
Clean the filter
You can use plain water to dirt free the filter. If the filter is in bad condition, consider a new one. If it is installed in a place that attracts a lot of dust, get rid of the filter every fifteen hours and clean it. Once you have cleaned the filter, put the cover back and reconnect the energy supply in a few minutes.
Turn it on
Turn it on and set it to “chill” mode adjusting the thermostat at the top level. This will condense the hot air when it will pass through the system. The condensate will begin working rinsing the foam and dust from the coils.
Repeated the same steps if required
If you have not done anything to maintain it for a long time, repeat the same steps once again. Do the steps again until the coils are fully clean. If the air conditioner unit does not function even after repeated cleaning procedures, possibilities are that the compressor has failed.
Switch it off
Get rid of the power cord to disconnect the energy supply. Now, take a closer look at the outdoor coils.
Clean the coils
The outer coils may be wet due to the rainwater. They would not need to be cleaned. Anyway, if you are not sure, you can go ahead and dirt-free the coils. Ensure the AC units are off and the use the foaming cleaner.
Restore the energy supply
After the power is restored, use a low temperature for the thermostat. The air will come out of the air conditioning unit should be cold and clean. If it is not, you should consider changing the AC unit or call ac repair company.