Autumn foliage makes for beautiful pictures, but the leaves can cause trouble for your air conditioner if they get inside the condenser unit. A-1 Comfort Care, a trusted provider of residential HVAC services, shares tips on how to keep fall debris out of your air conditioner’s condenser unit in this post.
Clean the condenser unit at the end of summer. Clean out leaves, twigs, pine needles and other loose debris that may have found their way inside the condenser unit. You can do this by removing the side panel of your air conditioner. However, it’s still best to hire a professional so that the job can be done safely and thoroughly. Also, don’t forget to clean the area surrounding your condenser unit. Get rid of all leaves and debris that are within two feet of the unit’s base.
If you’ve scheduled air conditioning repair services, you might want to request cleaning services too. This way, you can ensure that your air conditioning unit will be in good condition, minimizing the risk of extensive damage down the road.
Use the right air conditioner cover. You can place an air conditioner cover over the unit throughout the off-season. This will help keep blowing leaves and debris from building up inside the condenser unit. Winter covers can protect your air conditioner from leaves, dirt, dust and rust.
Add an exterior filter. Consider adding an exterior filter to your air conditioning unit. Manufacturers offer wraparound filters for air conditioners to help prevent leaves and debris from getting into their interiors. These filters can also reduce the amount of dirt, dust and allergens that build up within the blades of the exchanger on your condenser unit.
A-1 Comfort Care is one of the most reliable HVAC installation contractors in the area. We make sure to provide our clients with quality results and exceptional customer service. To schedule an appointment, you can call us at (732) 578-0379 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Freehold and Wall, NJ, and the surrounding communities.