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Air conditioning maintenance needs to be done every six months (semiyearly) usually by a service technician. You need to be comfortable with electric power, with removing a circuit breaker, or turning off a circuit breaker switch. If you are not, you can read this in-service but skip these steps and let a professional do the work. Then this is your chance to save about $80 on this maintenance procedure.
This post shows the fourteen steps to maintain an air conditioning system.
Step 1: The first and most critical step is finding the location of the circuit breaker. Once located, the power needs to be turned off, then the maintenance service starts. If you cannot find it or it is not located on the side of the unit, the next step is to find the electric panel. Some air conditioner power breakers are found in these boxes. Some electric panels can be inside your home or outside the garage. Above fig.1 shows the Goodman Air conditioner.
Step 2: Fig.2 below shows the breaker box closed. On this model the circuit breaker is located on the wall behind the air conditioner.
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the removable breaker on top of the box.
|Fig.3 Pull fuse|
|Fig.4 Fuse on top of box|
|Fig.5 Remove first screw|
|Fig.6 Boxed driver|
|Fig.7 Inside A/C unit|
Step 9: Notice the coil fig.8 through fig.10 shows along the side of the air conditioner. The purpose of this maintenance is to rid this area of dirt and leaves that may be trapped in these coils.
|Fig.9 Edge view|
|Fig.10 Corner view|
|Fig.11 Brooms holding fan top|
|Fig.13 Side Vacuum|
|Fig.14 Wash inside|
|Fig.15 Wash compressor|
Step 14: After the test, the air conditioner unit in running and the reward is knowing the unit will run efficiently, less noisily and that the job was done right.
|Fig.16 Side view|
|Fig.17 Fan view|
|Fig.18 Front view|
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