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Newberg Air Conditioning: DIY Maintenance Tips and Tricks for Your AC Keeping your air conditioning unit well-maintained will save you so much money on your electricity bill and cost on early replacement. According to HVAC experts, an AC requires regular attention to make sure that it is operating at its maximum efficiency and to prevent wear over time. A home’s HVAC system (Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning) consists of either a furnace and AC or heat pump, which both cools and heats, and both have interior evaporator and blower, and exterior compressor and condenser coil. Allow us to provide you some tips and trick to maintain or take care of your whole-home AC or heat pump unit. The dangers of working with an appliance electrical system and its moving parts poses great risk to safety, so you have to turn off your AC power completely and unplug it from the power source or outlet. You can find an exterior shut-off near the AC, and turn off the power at the breaker box indoors. The next step is removing the debris from the unit, and you can do this by first removing the fan cage or grill using a screwdriver or wrench, and then vacuuming the interior to remove the debris. To clean the fins, use a strong stream from a garden hose and spray inside out to blast any dirt buildup between them, but avoid using pressure washer because it can damage the fins. Efficiency in operation is greatly reduced with restricted or reduced air-flow caused by bent fins, so use a commercially available fin straightening tool or butter knife to straighten bent fins, but do it gently to avoid damaging the tubing embedded within the fins. Once you are done cleaning the interior, put back the fan cage, and cut back branches and other vegetation around on the outside condenser at least two feet in all directions, and rake back debris and leaves to ensure unobstructed airflow around the unit. A condenser that is out-of-level can cause wear and eventual unit failure, so check the level and use rot-resistant shims to level it. You need to remove foil duct tapes and unscrew bolts and screws to clean the evaporator coils, dust the coils using a soft brush, spray a commercially available no-rinse coil cleaner, drain drip into the pan, and clean the pan with soap, hot water, and bleach. It is also important to clean plugged evaporator using a wet/dry vacuum to clear any growing biological matter. Change the blower filter at least twice a year before the heating season begins. You can visit our website or homepage for professional HVAC services.5 Key Takeaways on the Road to Dominating Equipment

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