Maintenance and service must be performed by a qualified installer or service agency. At the beginning of each cooling season, the system should be checked as follows:
NOTE ‐ If insufficient cooling occurs, the unit should be gauged and refrigerant charge should be checked.
Clean and inspect outdoor coil (may be flushed with a water hose). Ensure power is off before cleaning.
NOTE — It may be necessary to flush the outdoor coil more frequently if it is exposed to substances which are corrosive or which block airflow across the coil (e.g., pet urine, cottonwood seeds, fertilizers, fluids that may contain high levels of corrosive chemicals such as salts)
Sea Coast — Moist air in ocean locations can carry salt, which is corrosive to most metal. Units that are located near the ocean require frequent inspections and maintenance. These inspections will determine the necessary need to wash the unit including the outdoor coil. Consult your installing contractor for proper intervals/procedures for your geographic area or service contract.
Cleaning of the outdoor unit's coil should be performed by a trained service technician. Contact your dealer and set up a schedule (preferably twice a year, but at least once a year) to inspect and service your outdoor unit. The following maintenance may be performed by the homeowner.
The outdoor unit must be properly maintained to ensure its proper operation.
In order to ensure peak performance, your system must be properly maintained. Clogged filters and blocked airflow prevent your unit from operating at its most efficient level.
See the thermostat homeowner manual for instructions on how to operate your thermostat.
If your system fails to operate, check the following before calling for service:
For update-to-date information, see any of the following publications:
Servicing Units Void of Charge
If the outdoor unit is void of refrigerant, clean the system using the procedure described below
Source: MaintainX (Community Member)