Your air conditioning system needs to be maintained and cleaned on a regular basis if you want to ensure that you're not wasting money. If you fail to keep up certain components in your AC system, there is a good chance that it will lag and you will start to see higher electricity bills. To save yourself money and ensure that you are able to cool down your home, you should practice some normal maintenance. This article explains just one job that could improve the functionality and efficiency of your system. Cleaning your condenser hose could be a task that saves you some money.
Where Is the Condenser Hose?
There should be two connections between the back of your condenser unit and the walls of your building. The smaller cord will be the power supply and it should lead to a power (or breaker) box that is usually mounted directly on the wall. The thicker rubber hose is the vital thing to check when it comes to airflow into your home. Since this connection is outside and exposed to the elements, there a number of things that can happen to it.
First of all, it could get knocked loose. This is a definite concern if you happen to store things or frequently move stuff around near your condenser. Even if the condenser gets knocked, there is a chance that the hose connection could become loose. You should also check your hose for holes in the actual rubber. There is always a small chance that a rodent could chew a hole in your hose.
Fixing Your Hose
If your hose is loose, you might just need to tighten the hose clamps. If either end of the hose is completely removed from the connection, you will need to do a thorough check. You want to clean out any dust or dirt that could have been blown into the opening. If you just reattach the hose without cleaning it, you could end up with a clogged hose. If there are actual holes in the rubber, it is smarter to just replace it completely. These hoses are cheap and easy to replace. You should get new hose clamps, too. Once again, clean the connections before attaching the new hose.
The condenser hose is a vital part of your AC's airflow. Luckily, replacing it is cheap and doesn't require any special training or rare tools. For more assistance, get in touch with a company like Dependable Air Conditioning Co Inc.
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