Contact Us Call Now Book Now
Google Rating
4.9
Based on 520 reviews

SAVE TIME

Skip the Call

SCHEDULE NOW 

DRAKE MEMBERS

The Fountain of Youth

TUNE-UP/SERVICE 

NEW TO DRAKE

The Fountain of Youth

LEARN MORE 

Keeping Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit Free from Debris

Heating And Air Conditioning U 100316276

Air conditioners pull in outside air, so they can cool your home. Keeping the space around the condenser free of obstructions and the equipment free of dirt and debris is crucial for maintaining free air flow.

Adequate and unhindered air flow allows your air conditioner to work more efficiently and last longer.

Debris producers

Vegetation – It’s the enemy of your air conditioner. If you have plants, shrubs, or trees nearby, they can grow into your unit. They will also produce leaves, stems, and sticks that get into the equipment and block air flow. Make sure there’s at least two feet between your air conditioner and the nearest plant.

Shade – Some installers believe putting your air conditioner in a shady area will keep the air around the unit cooler and therefore increase efficiency. However, research shows it provides only minimal benefits, and the potential for clogging the air flow actually outweighs any advantages.

Grass clippings – When mowing the lawn, make sure you (or whoever does the mowing) takes care to aim the grass clippings away from the air conditioner. Cutting grass is a common cause of outdoor units getting clogged.

Preventative measures

Alternative camouflage – Instead of trees or shrubs to shade or hide, place an awning overhead, or install a fence to cover. If you choose to camouflage with a fence, make sure the slats are designed to allow the free flow of air to your unit.

Covers – Utilize specially-made covers to help keep debris from blowing (or growing) inside the unit.

There are also screen-like filters that wrap around the exterior which can help keep debris from blowing into your air conditioner.

Broom and brushes – Do the occasional spot check by eyeballing your unit and use a broom to brush away any obvious layers of dust or clumps of debris.

While you can do a lot to slow down accumulation and protect your air conditioner, there will some accumulation over time. Your air conditioner is a sizable home investment, so it’s a good idea to schedule a clean and check appointment each spring with a trusted Dayton area HVAC company.

» «

Read Our Reviews!

Casey Kronour
Casey Kronour
22:46 03 Dec 21
As a first time home owner I had no clue what Kevin was talking about but he took the time to explain everything and show me what was wrong. When we were going over the paperwork he wasn’t pushy about using his service but explained why it was a good idea to get the furnace replaced and the advantages of going with drake
CMM King
CMM King
15:50 01 Dec 21
Technician was courteous and smart, worked quickly, completed the service and explained all his findings.
Larry Cook
Larry Cook
14:05 01 Dec 21
Dusty was friendly and easy to talk to and understand.
BOOK APPOINTMENT 

DAYTON

Franklin

Farmersville

Middletown

Germantown

Springboro

Brookville

Englewood

Bellbrook

Trotwood

Drexel

Clayton

Union

Miamisburg

West Carrolton

Moraine

Fairborn

Midway

New Lebanon

Phillipsburg

Tipp City

Vandalia

West Milton

Xenia

Dayton

Beavercreek

North West Dayton

Wright Patterson


EATON

College Corner

Oxford

Somerville

West Elkton

Arcanum

Castine

Camden

Eaton

Eldorado

Gratis

Lewisburg

New Madison

New Paris

Verona

West Alexandria

West Manchester


SPRINGFIELD

Donnelsville

Enon

Springfield

New Carlisle

Yellow Springs

Google Rating
4.9
Based on 520 reviews
Nearby Now Reviews
4.9
Based on 2406 reviews
Drake Heating & Air | HVAC Repair Insatllation OKlahoma