Bryant Air Conditioners: Care and Maintenance of the Condenser and Evaporator

Bryant central air conditioners have two main parts – the condenser and evaporator. Here are a few helpful tips on the proper care and maintenance of central air conditioning units.

The Condenser
Inside a condenser, you’ll find a compressor and fan. The condensing unit also contains the refrigerant, which can either be the R22 or the R410A. The fan of the condenser encourages air from outside through the compressor. Because these Bryant air conditioners parts are often placed outside the home, one vital element of condenser maintenance is to make sure that the area surrounding the device is clean and free from debris. In order to ensure that there will be no airflow obstruction, trim shrubberies and keep branches and leaves away from the condenser. If there are plant debris stuck on the vents, remove these. The coil should also be flushed regularly using a coil cleaner that you can buy in many home appliance stores. After flushing, make sure that coils are completely dry before using the unit.

The fins of the condenser should also be cleaned. You can use a soft brush or a fin comb which is specifically designed to clean the hard-to-reach parts of condenser fins. It is not advisable to clean fins with a hose because the mixture of dirt and water may get compacted within the component. This will be more difficult to clean up and will greatly hamper the efficiency of the device. Getting a commercial condenser cover will be a good option as this will protect the machine from debris, as well as natural elements.

The Evaporator
In several Bryant air conditioners reviews, people recommend to have air conditioner evaporators cleaned at least once each year. Some units have hidden evaporators, while others have evaporators that are readily accessible.

The first step to cleaning an evaporator is to remove its insulation. Once the foil-wrapping is removed, you’ll see the service panel which you can remove with a screwdriver. Lift this to open the component. After opening the evaporator, clean the underside of the unit using a brush. Be careful not to put any pressure on the pipes as you clean the evaporator. You should also clean the tray underneath the evaporator. This tray collects moisture and during humid months, this area is prone to fungus formation. A tablespoon of bleach on the tray will help hamper the growth of fungi. Still, it’s best to regularly check the evaporators of Bryant air conditioners, especially during seasons where there’s a lot of moisture in the air.