A problem that plagues your air conditioner a lot is evaporator coil cleaning. Unfortunately, it is one of the very few maintenance tasks that should be done on a regular basis and always require a professional to do it for you. If you have had trouble with your system in the past and have decided that you need to have it serviced, now is the time to get it done. This article will give you a few tips on how to do this service on your own, but I strongly advise against it.
The thing about maintenance problems with air conditioners is that they are usually the result of the evaporator coil getting dirty or dried out, and if it is left alone it won’t cause any serious damage to your air conditioner. However, your machine will just keep running over the contaminants that are hiding in the coil. The only way to prevent this is to remove the evaporator coil and clean it up. This requires a level of skill and patience, which will likely be beyond your level. You could clean the coils yourself, but it would be better to go with a professional, who have the right tools and equipment to handle it.
If you don’t feel like going the professional route, there are two things you can do. One, you can pay someone to clean it for you, or two, you can buy a coil cleaning kit at your local home improvement store. The advantage of the kit is that you can remove the coil and place it in a container for a professional to do it for you. You will also save yourself the hassle of removing your unit from the wall and having to worry about things getting scratched or damaged. These kits will also come with instructions on how to remove the coil and leave it clean so that it does not cause damage to your system. All you have to do is place the cleaned coil back into the unit and place the evaporator hose back in, and your will be set.