To keep your Air Conditioning System fit and fine at all times and to make it perform at its best, air conditioning maintenance is necessary. The need for maintenance can be for many reasons. Of the many, the most probable reasons are to make it perform at its optimal level, reduce electrical consumption, and to experience uninterrupted and comfortable cooling during summers. This proper operation of an Air Conditioning System is totally dependent upon its condition. To keep an AC’s condition at its best, proper maintenance is necessary. And of the many appliance repair services, AC maintenance is one of the most necessary since the comfort and health of the whole family depends on it.
Most Air Conditioning System problems can be avoided from happening by performing regular maintenance and troubleshooting. You can do the maintenance yourself if you are familiar with the component and the working principle of an AC and if you have enough time. If not, you can take the help of any residential air conditioning service provider. If AC maintenance is not done on time, a lot of problems can arise. Here are some maintenance tips you can perform to avoid problems from building up in your AC.
First of all, make sure that your Air Conditioning System is installed appropriately keeping in view the size and structure of your room and the size of the AC. Once you installed the AC, make sure that you maintain it regularly. As a part of your maintenance you should do the following things.
Clogged air filters is one reason which cause the fall in efficiency of air conditioners. This can be avoided by regularly cleaning your air filters or replacing them often. You can with the help of the instruction or manual remove the filter and clean the filter from dirt and debris. This can considerably increase the systems efficiency and reduce the risk of contacting diseases such as legionnaire’s disease, asthma and other bronchial disorders.
Another part of air conditioning maintenance is to regularly clean the coils (condenser coil and evaporator coil). These two coils are situated in the condensing unit and the evaporator unit respectively. The former being situated outside the house (in case of split AC) needs to be cleaned regularly while the later being located inside needs less cleaning. To clean the condensing coil, you need to open the casing of the condensing unit clean the coils situated inside with the help of mild cleansing agent. At the same time you can clean the air vents, correct the fan blades if there’s any bent. Similarly you can clean the evaporator coil which you can do it one or twice a year.
You should also remove all objects from in and around the condensing unit in order to ensure free air flow and heat exchange. Low refrigerant level can cause heated condenser. Therefore, it is necessary to check refrigerant levels and coolant leakage regularly. If your AC is low on refrigerant level, you can take the help of professionals to help you with your AC recharging. Air conditioning maintenance apart from other appliance repair service is one thing you can do it yourself to some extent unless it is complex. Maintenance is indeed necessary for your AC to deliver you maximum satisfactory.