I have been planning a week-long vacation for various months now.

My task can be quite stressful at times, so I decided that what I entirely needed was a ‘staycation’, meaning that I would use my vacation time to stay home, relax, plus tend to my to-do list, unfortunately, cleaning plus cleaning out were at the top of my list.

My air conditioner component was one of the items that desperately needed to be cleaned. A year’s worth of dirt plus debris had obstructed the cooling fins, plus I know that this was affecting my air conditioner’s efficiency. I turned off the power to the air conditioner, affixed an extension cord to my vacuum cleaner, then dragged it outside to the outside unit. I unscrewed plus detached the metal box covering the fins, then – with the soft brush affixment to my vacuum cleaner – I carefully vacuumed each of the a/c fins. There was an incredible amount of debris to be cleaned off, since the central fan sucks the outside air through the fins. In fact, I had to remove a lot of dead leaves from the fins before vacuuming them. I noticed that some of the fins were slightly bent, which is no surprise since they look so fragile. I am not the original owner of the home, so perhaps the previous owner had caused disfigurement to the a/c unit. I figured that I could re-straighten some of the fins with a blunt breakfast knife. Unfortunately, as I worked my way around the unit, I found even more bent fins. I decided at that point to call an Heating plus A/C professional to do the repair. I had too various other things to get done on my staycation!



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