As heat waves start hitting the US, or continue, it’s important to remember to clean your A/C coils. I’ve known about this, but when I tried to open my compressor for the first time since purchasing my house almost 3 years ago, I couldn’t get the side panel off and decided just to have it generally maintenances. Sure enough he found a whole thick layer of dust and dirt on the coils. I immediately saw a lower wattage usage on my condenser after cleaning, a 35% REDUCTION! Now that didn’t stay and returned to previous levels, so not sure if that 2,000w pull was a mistake or what, but this is a general reminder to clean your coils once a year.