Preventive Maintenance

It's important to keep those coil fins clean!

It’s important to keep those coil fins clean!

The foaming action gets in between the fins.

The foaming action gets in between the fins.

Cleaning the condenser coil fins.

Cleaning the condenser coil fins.

The most important thing to do to keep your air conditioner working correctly is to have the coils cleaned professionally.  If you change your filter regularly, it won’t be this dirty but it still needs to be done.  These pictures show the foaming action as it lifts the dirt out of the coil.  This customer told me that another contractor had recently cleaned the coils. That was the outside coil. You have to take the top off to clean the inside coil. That is why it rarely gets done.

If the coil is this dirty, the air flow will definitely be restricted. This leads to repeated freeze ups and can cause refrigerant leaks or compressor failure.

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