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Service your Air Conditioner before summer arrives


Prevent air conditioner problems now with an annual service call for your air conditioning unit. Avoid forgetting about your spring maintenance until you actually need to cool your Winnipeg home and realize the air conditioning unit is not working properly.

If you’ve never had your air conditioning unit serviced, and haven’t had any problems, that is the perfect reason to schedule a tune-up this year.  Every winter your A/C unit will lose efficiency and properly cleaning the unit helps to sustain the efficiency and lifespan.  A service checkup this spring may save you frustration and money in the long run.
Call us at (204) 944-3444 and book your A/C unit tune-up today, or complete the online form found here.

Air Conditioning Maintenance in Winnipeg With Derksen Plumbing & Heating


In Winnipeg, we get hit hard with winter weather.  Lots of snow and when Spring finally arrives everything melts fast and furious. Let’s consider the effects of the winter snowfall on your Air Conditioning unit. Continue reading

Air Conditioner Maintenance

Now that the temperatures are rising, it is time to make sure your air conditioner is clean and ready for the summer ahead. The general care of your central conditioning system is fairly simple. To get started, you must locate the 2 parts to your system – the condenser unit and the evaporator.

The condenser unit is the large unit that sits outside of your home while the evaporator is the part that resides in the plenum or main duct above your furnace. The cool air from your air conditioning system flows through the same filter and ductwork that your warm air does from the furnace. Because of this, you will want to make sure to change your filters throughout the year and not just during the winter months.

For your spring air conditioner cleaning, start by cleaning the condenser coil. Remember to turn off the power to the condenser unit. This is usually located on the exterior wall of the house near the unit. Start by vacuuming the fins of the unit. Use your shop vac with a soft brush attachment to remove any surface debris. Next, spray water into your unit from your garden hose to force out the remaining lodged debris.

It is recommended you carry out regular tune-ups annually to make sure your central air system is operating at its maximum efficiency. Contact your heating and air conditioning professional to inspect your unit and to make sure your unit is ready for the heat and humidity of the coming months.