The summer months are all about beautiful, green lawns and nice, cool homes. Maintaining your lawn with care and keeping your air conditioning unit in good repair is how you can achieve both of these things. While it would seem that your lawn care regimen and air conditioner maintenance are two separate worlds, how your air conditioner functions is in part due to how you take care of your lawn. Make certain you know how to care for your lawn without damaging your air conditioner.
Finish With A Wash
Grass clippings, blown dirt and pollen seem minor, but when an excessive amount of these debris accumulate inside your air conditioner, they can cause a problem. Each time you cut your grass, these debris can easily get into the unit. As the debris accumulates in the condenser, it limits the amount of air flow that can pass through the unit. The less air that the unit is able to take in, the less cool air that can be distributed around your home.
Each time you cut your grass, finish with a wash to allow for maximum air flow through the outdoor condenser. Using a hose on a low setting, rinse out some of the debris that may have flown into the air conditioner unit. Avoid using a high-pressure hose as this can cause damage to some of the internal components.
Proper Weed Management
Weeds serve as a double-edged sword for your air conditioner unit. Simply allowing weeds to grow around the unit is harmful, but if you aren't careful, removing the weeds also comes with its own risk. Ensure you know how to manage weeds properly. As far as their growth, weeds limit air intake potential. The less air the unit can take in, the less cool your home will be. The unit will also have to work all the harder. This often leads to more frequent repairs.
When it comes to removing weeds, you need to be careful. The blades on most weed eaters are powerful enough to damage the fins on the exterior of the unit. Long story short, the fins play a vital role in the heat transfer process. As the warm air passes over the fins, they extract the heat. Make certain you only use the weed eater a safe distance away from the unit.
With a little effort on your part, you can maintain a beautiful, lush lawn while still keeping your air conditioning unit operating efficiently. Make certain you are taking care of your air conditioner to avoid costly repairs.
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