Cure for Dirty Central Air Conditioner:  Soap & Water (Minus the Soap)

Unlike an exceptionally dirty car, no one ever wrote “wash me” on a filthy central a/c unit.

But, maybe they should.

A clogged a/c grill decreases the unit’s air flow, which makes it run hotter . . . which decreases its life expectancy.

Fortunately, the solution is cheap and simple: 1) turn off the unit (to avoid an electrical issue); then 2) aim a garden hose at the clogged grill to wash away the accumulated debris.

P.S.: As a Buyer’s agent, whenever I see a neglected a/c unit, I wonder what else the Seller has neglected that I can’t see.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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