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Archive for November, 2011

Clean the AC Condenser before calling a Cape Coral Air Conditioning Technician

This is the seventh installment of Nine Things to Check Before Spending Money on AC Repairs which can also be downloaded from our free eBook library.

One of the most common reasons that your air conditioning unit may not be working properly is a dirty condenser. The condenser is part of your outdoor unit. If you live in an apartment building, there may be several a/c units next to each other, so you’ll need to determine which unit is yours.

Once you’ve located your condenser, you’ll want to check for any obvious contaminates. However, most dirt in the coils will not be detectible until you begin to wash it. If your air conditioner isn’t running properly, it’s best to go ahead and give it a good cleaning to be on the safe side.

Often, people choose to take a garden hose and spray down their condenser to clean any debris. However, this can actually damage the fins on the condenser, and may even cause more damage to the unit if done carelessly. While hosing may do the trick, it’s important to also conduct a more thorough cleaning of the condenser unit as described below. If you don’t have the time to properly clean your condenser, call a Cape Coral air conditioning professional to do it for you.

To get started, you’ll need grass shearers, a spray bottle, a coil cleaner or mild household cleaner, a soft brush or even a toothbrush.

Steps for Properly Cleaning your Condenser:

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Save Money on Fort Myers Air Conditioning Repairs by Checking the Condenser (Outdoor Unit)

This is the sixth installment of Nine Things to Check Before Spending Money on AC Repairs which can also be downloaded from our free eBook library.

If you’re saving money by troubleshooting your own air conditioning repairs, start by checking the…

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Check Your AC Unit for Ice Before You Call a Naples Air Conditioning Specialist

This is the fifth installment of Nine Things to Check Before Spending Money on AC Repairs which can also be downloaded from our free eBook library.

If you aren’t regularly changing your filter, you can be in for trouble. When warm air from the inside of your home flows across the coils of your a/c, it grows colder, but also warms the coils in the process. If this warm air isn’t flowing properly, the coil will get colder… and colder… and colder. The condensation, which is normally a liquid, will begin to turn to ice.

The same problem can happen if your coil is extremely dirty or your refrigerant is leaking. Other things that will cause ice buildup in your system:

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