An obstructed and clogged condenser unit is a bad thing

When you’re thinking about your heating and air conditioning system, it might be easy to forget that there is often an outdoor component to it as well as an indoor component.

  • That component outside is often a condenser unit.

The condenser is a vital aspect of your HVAC unit and keeping it in good condition can mean the difference between getting the heating and cooling you need and simply not getting it. I learned this the hard way. I was doing all of the basic HVAC maintenance that I was aware needed to be done. I was always faithful to change out the air filters on a semi-regular basis. I also scheduled HVAC maintenance and repair appointments as I saw fit, which was at least twice a year. However, all this time my condenser unit outside was developing a problem. Yard debris, such as dirt, sticks, leaves, and rocks were getting stuck in the condenser unit itself as well as crowding it around the sides. What this ended up causing is a noticeable drop in the air flow quality within my home. I was seriously starting to wonder why certain rooms in my home just didn’t seem to be getting all that much cooling. It got to the point where I decided to call an HVAC technician out to see what on Earth was going on. When he saw the condenser unit he immediately understood what was wrong. The condenser just needed a thorough cleaning out and a removing of all obstructive material around it. Air flow improved greatly after that!

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