Cleaning The Air Conditioner

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  1. Mary Stetler

    Mary Stetler Veteran Member
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    So I opened youtube and there was an intro on how to clean your air conditioner like a pro.
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    I clean leaves and debris from ours, make sure no one is building nests or webs and move on.
    But there is a spray container of 'fin clean' or something like that that I should have been using?
    I didn't know that I was supposed to WASH my air conditioner!
    The thing is 40 years old! I am afraid if I wash it, it will die and it will be my fault!
     
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    Cleaning an air conditioner is a task. So I avoided it. Mine was small, so I let it go too long
    and had to eventually replace it.
     
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    Washing the fins is not gonna make the duct tape fall off. It will relieve stress on the compressor.
     
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  4. Mary Stetler

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    But won't the compressor die of shock or something? It is like high blood pressure all of a sudden.:eek:
     
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    Actually, it just gets rid of the heat faster so your house gets cooler faster and the unit shuts off sooner.
    It's now running a mile rather than a marathon.
     
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