How to clean your air conditioner

We’re enjoying beautiful spring weather here in Des Moines, which means you’re probably not thinking too much about your air conditioner. But you should be.

Now is the ideal time to schedule a spring tune-up to make sure your air conditioner is ready for whatever heat summer will bring. Call Kohles & Bach Heating and Cooling at 515-278-2900 to schedule your $69 air conditioner clean and check today.

If you’re more of a DIYer, here’s how to clean your air conditioner.

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How to clean your air conditioner

Change the filter: This is the easiest way to add life to your air conditioner. Remove your dirty air filter and replace it with a new one.

Clean the condenser coil: A dirty condenser coil makes your unit work harder to cool your home than it needs to work. Use a garden hose to spray off any dirt and debris from your outdoor condenser.

Clear debris around the outside unit: Trees and shrubs growing too close to your outdoor air conditioning unit can prevent it from working its best. Give it plenty of clearance.

Set your humidifier to summer mode: Now you won’t be adding even more humidity to the already wet summer air.

Call a professional: Kohles & Bach will clean your air conditioner and make sure it’s working well enough to get through the summer. Call us today to schedule an appointment. Here’s what our spring A/C tune-up includes:

  • Check filter
  • Wash condensor
  • Check refrigerant charge
  • Check capacitor
  • Check for damage
  • Check superheat or subcooling
  • Check wire connections
  • Check temperature drop at coil
  • Check temperature rise at condensor