April 17, 2020
Updated August 15, 2023

Having a clean HVAC system can improve your indoor air quality and keep your equipment running more efficiently. Here are some helpful tips for cleaning your equipment.

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How to Clean the Condenser Coil

Since it is outside, this important part of an AC unit can get dirty fast. Start by removing any weeds or plants growing around the condenser. Then, turn off your AC, and use a hose to gently spray away debris. Apply air conditioner coil cleaner to the coils, give it some time to work and rinse it off.

Prevent Condensate Drain Clogs

One of the most common reasons people call Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning in Bellevue for emergency AC repairs is a clogged condensate drain. Algae and mold often grow inside the drain, leading to clogs, leaks and musty smells. Flushing the line with condensate drain line cleaner or a blend of warm water and vinegar can remove buildup before it clogs the pipe entirely.

Replace Your Filters

This is one of the easiest and most effective DIY HVAC cleaning tips. When your filters are filled with dirt, much of it gets sucked into your HVAC system where it clogs all the workings of the machinery. Remembering to replace your filters on time can be tricky, so some people like to order a filter subscription service that regularly ships them new ones.

Get Professional Help

You can do some basic cleaning at home on your own, but if you want to make sure your system is as clean as possible, you should turn to the professionals. Scheduling a regular maintenance visit from your local HVAC company can be a great way to get all the interior parts of your equipment serviced and cleaned.

Apollo Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to assist residents of Bellevue with all their HVAC needs. We can perform regular maintenance, emergency repairs and installations of new components. We’re able to lend a hand with a wide range of heating and cooling tasks, including fireplace services. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help you get the best possible indoor air.

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