How to care for your condenser

Good airflow is crucial for a condenser as it transfers heat.

However, accumulation of heat and dust may interfere with their normal operation which may curtail the efficiency of your whole HVAC system.

Condenser’s main problem is debris build-up on its fins. The debris consists of grass, leaves, pet hair and twigs which make it difficult for the HVAC’s condenser to emit heat. The accumulation of debris on the condenser reduces your air conditioning system’s efficiency by straining the condenser. You have to inspect your HVAC equipment’s condenser regularly for debris build-up. Turn off the whole air conditioning system when you discover debris build-up and clean the condensers fins gently using a hard brush. You might also notice ice-ups in your condenser during your routine check-ups. These ice-ups indicate airflow issues with your system that should be fixed. It could be anything from dirty air filters to duct blockage. It can also result from low refrigerant. If this is the case, you need to seek the services of a qualified HVAC technician. When the season changes and you do not need to cool your home anymore, place a protective covering over your quality HVAC’s outdoor condenser. You can ask your HVAC technician or consult an HVAC professional on the right protective cover for your outdoor condenser. This covering protects your condenser against snow. You should also be careful on the protective cover material you use and how you place it on the condenser. Avoid using plastic covers because it traps in moisture which may cause the condenser to rust. It also provides a good shelter for animals. Visit your nearest Heat and AC products supplier for recommendation on the protective gear that you need to buy.

 

How to care for your condenser