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Important Things to Know About Air Conditioning Maintenance
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Friday, February 9, 2018

An air conditioner is an expensive and costly investment; it also takes a long and complex process to install a cooling system. Therefore, it is suggested that homeowners take good care of their cooling equipment. Since air conditioners are usually found in the attic or outside the home, they are exposed to changing weather conditions and also other environmental pollutants like dust and dirt. All of these things play a part in gradually deteriorating the air conditioners state, causing it to suddenly stop working.

An average air conditioner has two important parts that need the most maintenance. These parts are the air conditioner filter and coils. The two parts run the most when the air conditioner is turned on and therefore are the ones to break down if overused without regular service.

To avoid being caught up in a situation where you have to bear the heat without a cooling system, below is a quick guide to how one can sustain their air conditioners.

Air Conditioner Filters
It is noted that filters which remain clogged, coated in dirt and torn not only reduce the system’s effectiveness but also increase energy bills. This is because the clogged filters block cold air from passing into the room, which makes the homeowner decrease the temperature thus resulting in higher utility bills.

Also, a damaged filter can obstruct regular air flow and cause the air to revert back to the evaporator coil. This irregular flow of air causes severe damage to the machine’s parts and also disables the air conditioners heat absorption capability.

Therefore, it is necessary to ensure that the air conditioner filters are habitually checked, cleaned and also replaced if needed to guarantee a properly operating and efficient cooling system. Air conditioner filter can be cleaned by brushing away the dust and can always be recycled. It is also widely observed that clean and well-maintained air conditioning filters can reduce energy consumption by nearly 15%.

Air Conditioner Coils
Similarly, air conditioner coils also are exposed to dirt and environmental pollution. The two most important coils located inside an air conditioning system are the evaporator coil and the condenser coil. Since these coils are located deeper into the system, any dirt particles that find their way through damaged filers will start collecting around them.

If the dirt is allowed to gather around these coils, then gradually they would start malfunctioning. This means that the coils won’t be able to properly convert hot air into cold air and vice versa. The air conditioner coils usually don’t require frequent checks, but it is suggested to check them once in every six months to ensure that there are no problems.

Although these air conditioning maintenance tasks can be performed at home, it is suggested to call for a professional service to check the system every once in a while as they would be able to better clean the equipment and also determine any hidden faults.



 

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