Summer is the time of year when everyone feels the need to open their windows and let in some fresh air. Unfortunately, this also means that your AC unit is working harder than ever to cool your home. And if you’re like most people, you’ve probably experienced an AC condenser coil start to clog up over time. What do you do? In this blog post, we will teach you how to unclog an AC condenser coil using a few simple steps. By following these steps, you can avoid having to call a professional and spend extra money on repairs.
There are a few different methods that can be used to unclog an AC condenser coil. The most common is to use a plunger or vacuum cleaner. Another method is to pour a pot of boiling water onto the coil, and then use a plunger or vacuum cleaner to suck the water up and out of the coil.
If boiling water is not an option, then a plunger or vacuum cleaner can be used to suck up oil or grease that has pooled on the condenser coil. Be sure to use caution when working with an AC condenser coil, as hot steam and oil can cause serious burns.
If none of these methods work, then the condenser coil may need to be replaced.
AC condenser coils are essential for air conditioning and can often become clogged with dust, lint, and other debris. If your AC condenser coil is becoming clogged, here are some steps you can take to unclog it:
1. Remove any large pieces of debris from the coil using a vacuum cleaner. Be sure to use the right type of vacuum cleaner for this task – a high-quality industrial vacuum cleaner is ideal.
2. Pour a gallon of hot water into a bucket or large pot and place it near the AC condenser coil. Turn on the AC unit and let the water flow over the coil until it begins to boil.
3. Remove the pot of boiling water from near the AC condenser coil and allow it to cool slightly. Carefully pour a layer of ice over the coils and let it freeze solid. Repeat this process three times total.
4. Once all four layers of ice have formed, carefully remove them using a crowbar or a vise grip tool. Be sure to wear gloves and eye protection when doing this step!
5. Once all debris has been removed, clean the coils with a garden hose equipped with a nozzle that is suitable for cleaning coils. Be sure to rinse off all debris before re-applying ice.
6. Re-install the AC condenser coil and test the unit to ensure that it is working properly.
If the AC condenser coil is still clogged, take additional steps such as using a steam cleaner or using a commercial coil cleaning product.
If your air conditioning unit is not cooling your home as it should, there may be an issue with one of the condenser coils. A condenser coil is a metal device that helps to cool the air going into the AC unit. It can become clogged with dust, hair, and other debris, which will cause it to stop working properly. If this happens, you’ll need to replace the condenser coil.
To replace the condenser coil on your air conditioning unit, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the power to the AC unit and all associated wiring.
2. Remove the cover on the front of the AC unit.
3. Locate the condenser coil and unscrew it from the frame.
4. Remove the debris and dust that may have accumulated on the coil from inside and outside of the AC unit.
5. Replace the condenser coil with a new one and screw it back into place on the frame.
6. Reinstall the cover on the front of the AC unit and turn on the power to your home by turning off at both switches in your home, then flipping each switch back ON once you reach it.
7. Check to see if the AC unit is now cooling your home as it should.
8. If the condenser coil needs to be replaced again, repeat steps 3-5.
9. If the AC unit is still not cooling your home as it should, check to see if there is an obstruction in the AC unit’s cooling system. If so, take your AC unit to a qualified technician for inspection and repair.
10. Be sure to clean all debris and dust from the condenser coil and AC unit frame every time you replace the coil, in order to maintain optimal performance.
For more information on how to maintain your air conditioning unit, be sure to call our AC unit maintenance technicians.