One important part of maintaining your AC is keeping the coils clean. Dirty coils can decrease efficiency and increase energy costs. Luckily, cleaning your coils is easy to do yourself with the right tools.
In this post, we'll show you how to use two of our own coil cleaners, Coil Brite and Coil Shine, to keep your air conditioner coils in top shape.
The first step in cleaning your coils is to turn off the power to your air conditioner. This can usually be done by flipping the switch or circuit breaker that controls the unit. Once the power is off, remove and clean the filters by running under fresh water and leaving them to dry.
Next, locate the coils. In most AC units, the coils are located behind a panel on the side or back of the unit. Carefully remove the panel to expose the coils.
Next, use a soft brush or a vacuum with a brush attachment to remove any loose debris or dust from the coils. Be careful not to bend or damage the fins on the coils. Before starting the cleaning process, it is important to have a bag or container ready to catch the water that will be rinsing off the coils. This can be easily found online for purchase.
Now it's time to use Coil Brite or Coil Shine to clean the coils. The main difference between the two products is that Coil Brite is higher foaming. This can be useful if you have a lot of dirt and grime built up on the coils. If your coils are not as dirty, Coil Shine may be a better choice.
Both products are designed to remove dirt, grime, and other contaminants from the coils without damaging them. To use Coil Brite or Coil Shine, simply spray the product onto the coils and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. This will allow the cleaner to penetrate and break down the dirt and grime. After the waiting period, use a soft brush or a hose with a nozzle to rinse the coils thoroughly.
Be sure to remove all traces of the cleaner and debris. Once you have finished cleaning the coils, replace the panel and turn the power back on to the unit.
Your air conditioner should now be running more efficiently and cost less to operate. Regular cleaning of your air conditioner coils can help keep your unit running at its best and save you money on energy costs.
We recommend cleaning your coils at least once a year, or more often if you notice a decrease in performance or an increase in energy costs.
You should visually inspect your outdoor unit, if this unit needs cleaning we recommend seeking professional advice.
That's it! With Coil Brite and Coil Shine, cleaning your air conditioner coils is easy and effective. Remember to have a container ready to catch the water. Happy cooling!