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has been a family-owned AC repair and HVAC company in Orlando for over 25 years. Our slogan, “Honesty and Quality at a Fair Price,” speaks directly to our aim of keeping our customers happy.

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Cleaning Outdoor AC Unit

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Spring Cleaning is not just for the inside of your home folks. Florida is one of the top humidity level states it’s important to know what you can do to clean your outside HVAC Unit. Our experts are well versed in cleaning outdoor AC units. It is a crucial part of maintaining your unit.

Chances are that if you’ve neglected a spring checkup, your air conditioner isn’t cooling nearly as well as it could. A year’s worth of dirt and debris clogging the cooling fins, a low coolant level, a dirty blower fan filter and a number of other simple problems can significantly reduce the efficiency of your air conditioner and wear it out faster.

You can’t do everything; only an Orlando AC Repairman can check the coolant level. But you can easily handle most of the routine cleaning chores and save the extra $120 that it would cost to have a pro handle it. Always begin by shutting off the electrical power to the unit. Normally you’ll find a shutoff nearby. It may be a switch in a box, a pull lever or a fuse block that you pull out Look for the “on-off” markings.

Outdoor Unit Troubleshooting

Locate and remove the air conditioner filter. Filter locations vary depending on your air conditioner, but they are usually found along the air conditioner return duct. If the filter is not located within the air conditioner unit, look for an access panel on the interior or exterior of your home near the air conditioner location
Wash reusable filters outdoors. Rinse them with water from a garden hose to remove the dust and debris in the filter. Dispose of cardboard and fiber filters and replace with a new filter, since these are not reusable like the metal and plastic variety.
Turn off the power to the air conditioner unit. Usually, this requires flipping the breaker switch assigned to the unit since most units don’t have a separate on/off switch.
Remove the top access panel on the unit. This is the panel with the vent openings. Locate the screws holding it in place and remove them. Set the panel aside carefully without damaging the attached fan or fan wires.

Examine the condenser coils on the inside of the unit for dirt, debris and dust. Vacuum the debris from the coils using a shop vacuum, taking care not to bend the fins and coils. Rinse the coils with water from the garden hose after vacuuming.

Wipe the fan blades clean with a wet rag. Clear any debris from the fan vents in the panel.
Replace the panel on the unit and screw it in place. Turn the power back on to the unit.
Properly cleaning your air conditioner outdoor unit extends its life and minimizes maintenance issues. A clean air conditioner also cools the air
more efficiently and can reduce energy consumption by up to 15 percent. Most outdoor units are easily accessible, which allows homeowners to perform maintenance themselves. Units perform best when cleaned twice annually at the beginning and again at the end of the summer cooling season.

Changing Outdoor AC Unit FAQ

At what point should I be considering replacing my air conditioning unit?

If you air conditioner is over 10 years old, you may want to consider changing your outdoor unit . Additional signs to look for include a steady increase in monthly energy costs as well as an increase in AC repairs made to the system.

What does the size mean?

The right air conditioner for your home is essential to maintaining a certain level of comfort. Consider the number of windows in your home, the age of the home itself, the quality of the insulation and the quality of the ventilation in the home. Take into account the size of the unit when shopping for a replacement to make sure that energy costs remain consistent and under control.

When is the best time to replace your air conditioning system?

The best time to replace your system is during times when they are less in demand. Purchasing a new system in the middle of the summer will cost substantially more than replacing the system during a cooler time of the year like fall.

Is there anything I should be looking for when determining whether or not it’s time to replace my system?

It’s always recommended to assess the health of the duct system. The duct system may have serious leakage issues. If this is the case, you will be investing in an air conditioning system designed to lower energy costs while being unable to reap the full benefits. An HVAC technician can assist you with resolving any duct leakage problems.

Are there any risks associated with replacing my system on my own?

There are dangers that come with choosing the wrong system. Installing the system that isn’t quite right for your home leads to deadly carbon monoxide poisoning. Issues like mold growth can also occur as well. Chronic illnesses can develop when the incorrect system is chosen.

What if I were to hire someone to replace my system? How much can I expect to pay?

On the conservative end, one can expect to pay approximately $5,000 for a relatively straightforward installation. An experienced technician can match you to the system most appropriate for your cooling needs. A technician can also help you avoid numerous safety risks that come with installing a unit.

What are the replacement options available to me?

You can choose between a split system or central air system. A split system has two components. One is placed outside and runs the exterior components while the air distribution is handled by a separate unit located inside the home. The other option is a central air conditioning unit. The central air conditioning unit is a quieter system. It consists of a condensing unit and an evaporative unit. If sized properly, it will cool the home efficiently.

Ambrose Air, Inc. has been a family-owned AC repair and HVAC company in Orlando for over 25 years. Our slogan, “Honesty and Quality at a Fair Price,” speaks directly to our aim of keeping our customers happy.

Ambrose Air, Inc. has been serving Central Florida since 1990. Our company was founded on the principal of Honesty and Quality at Fair Price. We have done jobs ranging from a simple repair to as large as 3/4 of a million dollar

Ambrose Air, Inc.

6457 Hazeltine National Dr. Suite 165, Orlando, FL 32822

We are a state licensed contractor License # CACO42735

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