An air conditioner is one of the most important appliances that you buy for your home. It keeps you cool during summers as they help in the conditioning of the air, it spreads the pleasant atmosphere within your home.
When an air conditioner does not work properly, it’s highly inconvenient especially when humidity levels are at an all-time high. If the AC is not well-maintained then it may start consuming more energy and doesn’t function as effectively.
Some of the reasons for AC failure,
Leaks of refrigerant
Problems with the compressor
Problems with the thermostat
Filters that are clogged or dirty
Some basic AC maintenance can be done by yourself, the complicated tasks can be handled by a professional as they have a lot of experience in the field and make the AC work efficiently. It keeps you cool when the temperature is hot.
Clean/ Replace the Air filter Regularly
Air filters are easy to change. Checking them regularly is a crucial task, replace it if it gets dirty. The filters should also be cleaned. Cleaning is required for at least 3-4months.
Examine the Condensate Drain
If the drain channels are clogged, your AC unit will get inefficient to reduce humidity. Use a wire to run through the drain channels of your AC unit, this will ensure whether they are blocked or not.
Examine Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit
If the exterior part of the AC unit is filled with dust or debris, then the condenser coils on your AC unit can become dirty. Inspect the condenser coil to see if dirt has accumulated on its fins. Clean it.
Examine the Thermostat
Also, many thermostats will alert you if there are any problems with the unit, so make sure it’s working correctly.
Examine the Vents
Most air conditioners are linked to a duct system, so inspect that nothing is blocking the vents, such as furniture or clothes. This will ensure that the cold air is distributed well for all the areas in your house.
Cleaning of Evaporator coils
A clean air filter prevents the cooling coils from the accumulation of dust and dirt. Some dirt and debris gets deposited on the coils with time. This will reduce the heat absorbing capacity of the coils,which in turn reduces the cooling for your room. A yearly service and evaporator coil cleaning is very necessary.
Most AC unit repairs or replacements will cost many dollars. AC preventative maintenance services are a good option to detect problems early and also it cuts down the extra costs for repair. Furthermore, if the AC preventative maintenance improves the efficiency of your AC unit, your utility bills will be reduced.