Air conditioning units have become a staple in many homes, service buildings such as hospitals, industrial buildings including factories and commercial settings. Ensuring that your units are running efficiently is imperative if you wish to maintain a comfortable environment.
One of the mistakes that are commonly made that affects efficiency is the lack of cleaning AC units. Making sure that your system is clean is much like making sure your car is serviced regularly, without it, you may experience issues. Here is our guide to making sure your AC unit is running smoothly, all thanks to regular cleaning.
Specify Exactly What You Need to Clean
Firstly, getting to grips with exactly what kind of air conditioning unit you have is important to know how to clean it effectively. At D-Mec services we provide a wide range of air conditioning systems that would all require cleaning in different ways.
For example, undertaking cleaning AC units that are used commercially would be a much bigger task when compared to cleaning household AC units. Our range of AC units are perfect for use in a vast selection of settings, but they will all require cleaning to maintain performance.
Make Sure You Have the Right Tools
Before you begin cleaning your AC unit it is also important to make sure that you have the correct tools in order to do it effectively. Due to the nature of cleaning AC units, you will need to make sure you have suitable PPE to protect you and your clothing. Wearing gloves, eyewear and appropriate work clothing is an effective way to ensure you are well protected.
In terms of other equipment needed, you may wish to use a water hose (although this is not always recommended), a fine brush to remove low-level dust, a vacuum cleaner with an appropriate attachment to reach into smaller areas, and an air conditioner cleaner that would be appropriate to your model. Some units may also require the use of a screwdriver in order to access covered areas.
How To Clean AC Units
Turn Off Your Unit
Cutting off power to your unit is the crucial first step and MUST be adhered to when beginning cleaning air conditioning units.
Remove Outer Coverings if Necessary
Depending on your unit you may need to remove outer coverings, this can be done by sometimes simply clipping off, or may need to be unscrewed using a screwdriver, it’s all dependent on the model.
Remove Debris and Dust
Once you have access to fins, use your fine brush to remove low-level dust and debris. Then you can use your powerful vacuum with suitable attachment. Use the attachment to get into even the hardest to reach areas of your unit, removing dust and debris as you go.
Apply Suitable AC Cleaning Products
You can now apply your suitable AC cleaning products to your unit. Spray the unit gently and sparingly, use a kitchen towel or clean dry rags to remove all liquid.
Repeat Process Throughout
Once you have cleaned the initial fans of your AC unit you can now move on to the other areas which are visibly dirty. Take care when cleaning AC units not to leave any excess moisture on surfaces to avoid damage. Areas that may need cleaning include filters, coils and drains.
Reattach Coverings and Turn Power On
Once you are satisfied that you have effectively cleaned all of the dirty surfaces on your air conditioning unit then you can reattach any coverings that you removed. Ensure that coverings are tightly secured on clips or with screws. You can now turn your power back on, cleaning your AC unit is complete.
Professional AC Cleaning
If you do not wish to clean your air conditioning units yourself then you may think about bringing in a professional service. This can be costly without bringing any higher quality results. If you are in need of professional air conditioning repairs we have got you covered, our technicians are able to repair air conditioning units, heat pumps and ventilation systems.
If you have a question about cleaning AC units, or if you would like to enquire about our air conditioning systems then get in contact with us for your free, no-obligation quote. Give us a call on 01525 852 819 or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would prefer, fill in our contact form and we will get in touch with you as soon as we can.