“Myth Busted” – Does Spraying Your AC With Water Actually Work?

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When it comes time to clean your air conditioner, especially the outside unit, you may be nervous about spraying water on it …

After all, we were all taught when we were very young that water and electrical appliances don’t mix. So how do you clean your outside AC unit safely?

Can you do it?

The good news is that you absolutely can spray water on your air conditioner condenser if it needs cleaning. In fact, giving your condenser a regular rinse helps it run more efficiently. Your condenser needs a periodic spray down to keep doing its job well. Not exactly what you’d expect for a device you plug into an electrical outlet!

If you notice your air conditioner dripping water or malfunctioning after a cleaning, rest assured it’s likely just coincidence. However, if you need a professional assessment, contact AC Today for help. We’ll promptly get to the bottom of any AC issues you may have!

Why spraying water helps your air conditioner

Using your trusty garden hose to rinse your condenser actually provides some helpful benefits:

Spraying water on hot condenser coils helps them cool down faster through evaporation. This means the AC doesn’t have to work as hard, using less energy. Over time, this improves efficiency and can reduce your power bills.

An efficiently running AC will last longer before repairs are needed. Combined with good maintenance like regularly replacing dirty air filters, your system can operate smoothly for years.

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Spray some H2O – it’s a good idea!

Rinsing away debris, dirt and dust will help prevent particles from clogging your AC’s sensitive internal parts over time. This prevents expensive repairs down the road.

So while it may seem counterintuitive to spray water on an electrical unit, an external rinse of your condenser is safe and recommended. Just be careful not to aim the hose at any indoor components or wiring.

When in doubt, call our pros to service your AC. Contact us online or give us a call at 941-751-2642.

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