Why is it necessary to perform a Sub-Zero condenser cleaning?
To help ensure efficiency and proper operation, you must clean your Sub-Zero condenser regularly. The condenser relies on airflow to work properly and any obstruction can cause the unit to fail. There are three reasons to vacuum the condenser.
- A dirty condenser will affect the Sub-Zero refrigerator’s ability to cool, leading to warm temperatures in the refrigerator and freezer, which may even cause condensation or frost buildup inside the compartments.
- A Sub-Zero refrigerator is built to use less energy than a 100-watt light bulb when running at peak performance; however, failing to clean the condenser may cause the unit to burn more energy to stay cool.
- If the condenser is not cleaned properly, mechanical components in the unit may fail prematurely.
How to clean your condenser:
Before cleaning any Sub-Zero model, shut the electricity off at the control panel. Then, make sure to follow these directions:
- Use a soft-bristle brush and vacuum to remove dust and lint from the condenser.
- To avoid bending the condenser fins, vacuum up and down in the direction of the fins.
- Be sure to wear gloves to avoid injury from the sharp condenser fins.
We can help you over the phone, or you can schedule the annual condenser cleaning at a discounted rate. If you would rather a professional handle the job, please schedule annual service today.
How often should I clean my Sub-Zero condenser?
Cleaning the condenser is important for the overall operation of your Sub-Zero refrigeration unit, and Sub-Zero recommends vacuuming the condenser every six to 12 months. If you have pets, you may have to clean the condenser more often than the suggested three to six months.