Have you found that your Goodman air conditioner is not efficiently cooling your home this Summer? Regular maintenance is essential for not only ensuring that your Goodman A/C last for many years, but it ensure to that it works efficiently.
If you notice a decrease in your Goodman air conditioning’s efficiently, a likely culprit are dirty condenser coils. Keep reading for an easy guide to cleaning your unit’s condenser coils. If you find that this doesn’t fix the problem, give the team at Ener Comfort a call. We are industry leaders in installing, repairing and maintaining Goodman air conditioners in Markham, and guarantee we can get your unit back up and running before you can break a sweat.
What are Condenser Coils and What Do They Do?
Since the condenser coils are located outside, where they can release heat, they are exposed to the elements and can get very dirty. The purpose of your Goodman A/C’s condenser coils is to release the heat that is absorbed by the refrigerant in the evaporator coils outside, so that the home can be readied for the next cooling cycle. Cleaning your Goodman air conditioner’s condenser coils at least once a year not only maximizes the life of the air conditioner, but it also ensures that the unit works optimally as well. This results in using less energy, which means a reduction in your monthly utility bills.
How To Clean Your Condenser Coils
To clean your A/C’s coils, start by turning the unit off via the thermostat, and by switching the power off from the circuit breaker as well. You will also need to turn off the unit’s disconnect box as well, which should be close to the air conditioner outside. Turning off all of these things are important in order to avoid injury. Once everything is safely disconnected, you can start cleaning.
Take a vacuum hose with a wet-dry brush and suck up any dirt, dusty grass, and other debris that has accumulated in your air conditioner’s condenser coils. Once you’re done vacuuming, use a garden hose to spray water through the coils. When the water washing through them is clear the coils are cleaned. You can reconnect the disconnect box and turn the circuit breaker back on. Then reset your thermostat and your air conditioner should go back to cooling your home optimally. Remember, if you are uncomfortable doing this yourself, the team at Ener Comfort will be more than happy to send over a technician for you. We’re only a phone call away!