Like most people, your air conditioner’s outside unit needs its space—otherwise it cannot work properly. To know why, you need to know how a central air conditioner works.
Here is a brief overview:
Your central AC has an indoor unit and an outside unit. The inside unit absorbs heat from your home’s air and then transfers the heat to the outside unit, which then dumps the heat outside.
To disperse heat, the outside unit needs plenty of airflow, which is why your outside unit has a fan. (Think of it like when you blow on a spoonful of soup before you take a bite.)
However, a decorative air conditioner cover restricts airflow around the unit. Restricting airflow can cause the air conditioner’s compressor to overheat and die.
That is awful news for you.
The compressor is the metal “heart” of the outside unit. In addition, once it needs replacing, you might as well replace the entire outside unit. Yes, a compressor is that expensive to replace.
H2- why you need to clean the outside Air Conditioner unit twice a year
While you may not have a decorative Air conditioner cover, you may have other things that can cause the same problem, including:
- A fence surrounding the outside unit (there needs to be a minimum of 2 ft of space between the unit and the fence)
- Small tree branches
All these restrict airflow and cause your AC to work inefficiently, meaning you have higher energy bills.
One common problem we would like to highlight here is dirt. The outside unit is always exposed to the outside elements, so the unit often gets covered in dirt, dust, grass and leaves.
That is why air conditioning manufacturers recommend an annual checkup. Get one from Aloha Ac Rheem® air conditioner contractor today now!
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H2- This outside AC unit could use some cleaning
That is why you should clean the outside unit at least twice a year.
You can either clean it yourself using a special coil foaming cleaner and water sprayer (make sure you use a gentle setting).
Alternatively, you can have a professional do it. Most contractors will wash the outside unit as part of an Air conditioner maintenance visit. In South Florida, your Air conditioner needs maintenance at least twice a year because we use it so often.
Maintenance also helps prevent the AC from breaking down, which is a handy benefit if you want constantly cool air during our sizzling, wipe-your-sweaty-brow-every-5-seconds summers.
Spring is usually your best bet to get maintenance, because it is easier to schedule an appointment with a contractor.
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