We had quite the extreme storm rolling through our part recently, so I took it upon myself to go out and check the outdoor components of my heating, ventilation & A/C.
Luckily, no harm was done to the housing of the condenser device or any other part of the Heating & A/C device outside, however, there was a whole bunch of yard debris in the part of the Heating & A/C device that needed to be cleared out. Also, upon further inspection, I realized that some debris had gotten inside the condenser unit! I decided to call out an Heating & A/C worker to have the inside of the condenser device cleared of all debris and cleaned thoroughly, but when he came out, he also recommended me that certain bushes and shrubs and even a nearby overhanging tree easily needed to be pruned to prevent the opening of branches or leaves or sticks clogging up or causing harm to the outdoor components of the Heating & A/C system, however in fact, he admonished me that I was fortunate that the extreme storm that had blown through had not caused any harm to my Heating & A/C system. He also showed me how to disconnect the grill from the outdoor condenser device so that I can disinfect it out myself in the future. He told me that I needed to shut off the Heating & A/C device first before opening up the condenser unit, because I easily would not want those fan blades going when I’m trying to clean! It may seem like an obvious tip, but I loved it, because I can be absent-minded!