Get Your Window AC Unit Ready For The Hot Weather

Posted on: 5 May 2018

Before you fire up your window air conditioning unit to cool down, you'll want to make sure that your window ac unit is ready to go.

Check the Remote Control

If your window AC unit has a remote control, get it out again. Replace the batteries in the remote control so that you can use it to control your air conditioning unit once its ready to go.

Clean the Condenser Coils

Next, you are going to want to clean the condenser coils. Over time, the condenser coils can get filled up with dust. You'll have to take your AC unit down out of the window to clean the condenser coil. Use some compressed air to blow debris out of condenser coils. You can also use a soft bristle brush to wipe away the dirt as well.

As you work to remove the dirt, make sure that you don't damage the coil fins. The coil fins are made out of aluminum and can easily be damaged if treated with force. If you have a fin comb, you can use it to fix any fins that are bent or damaged.

Remove the Water Pan

After that, take out the water pan. There should not be any water in it right now. Clean the water pan with either vinegar or bleach in order to sanitize the water pan. Wipe off the bottom area between the condenser coils and the water pan.

Wash the Air Filter

With most window air conditioning units, the air filter is cleanable. It can be cleaned a number of times before it needs to be replaced. Remove the air filter and wash it off. You can wash the air filter with dish soap and warm water. If the air filter is really dirty or has mold or mildew growing on it, wash the air filter off with some white vinegar; vinegar is great for disinfecting items.

Check for Pests

Finally, check the unit for pests. Sometimes bees and wasps try to make nests inside of your unit. As you clean the unit, make sure that you don't find any pests inside of the air conditioning unit. If you find any wasp or bees nests in the unit, you are going to want to kill the nests and then clean things up.

Before you fire up your air conditioning unit to keep cool, clean the condenser coils, sanitize the water pan, and clean the air filter. Make sure that there are no pests hiding out inside of your unit. Make sure that your remote control is ready to work as well. To learn more, contact a company like Nathan's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.