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    16 Jun, 2021
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    Maintaining Your Air Conditioner

    An air conditioner (AC), without a doubt, is one of the most important appliances that you buy for your home. Air conditioners are essential during summers as they help in the conditioning of the air, which leads to a pleasant atmosphere within your home.

    It can be highly inconvenient when an air conditioner does not work properly especially when humidity levels are at an all-time high. An AC that is not maintained starts consuming more energy and doesn’t function as effectively as it should.

    That is where proper maintenance and timely servicing of air conditioners comes into the picture. To make sure such a situation does not occur, you have to be proactive about the maintenance of the air conditioners at home.

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    Air Conditioner Filters

    The most important maintenance task that will ensure the efficiency of your air conditioner is to routinely replace or clean its filters. Clogged, dirty filters block normal airflow and reduce a system’s efficiency significantly. With normal airflow obstructed, air that bypasses the filter may carry dirt directly into the evaporator coil and impair the coil’s heat-absorbing capacity. Replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5% to 15%.

    For central air conditioners, filters are generally located somewhere along the return duct’s length. Common filter locations are in walls, ceilings, furnaces, or in the air conditioner itself. Room air conditioners have a filter mounted in the grill that faces into the room.

    Some types of filters are reusable; others must be replaced. They are available in a variety of types and efficiencies. Clean or replace your air conditioning system’s filter or filters every month or two during the cooling season. Filters may need more frequent attention if the air conditioner is in constant use, is subjected to dusty conditions, or you have fur-bearing pets in the house.

    Air Conditioner Coils

    The most important maintenance task that will ensure the efficiency of your air conditioner is to routinely replace or clean its filters. Clogged, dirty filters block normal airflow and reduce a system’s efficiency significantly. With normal airflow obstructed, air that bypasses the filter may carry dirt directly into the evaporator coil and impair the coil’s heat-absorbing capacity. Replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5% to 15%.

    For central air conditioners, filters are generally located somewhere along the return duct’s length. Common filter locations are in walls, ceilings, furnaces, or in the air conditioner itself. Room air conditioners have a filter mounted in the grill that faces into the room.

    Some types of filters are reusable; others must be replaced. They are available in a variety of types and efficiencies. Clean or replace your air conditioning system’s filter or filters every month or two during the cooling season. Filters may need more frequent attention if the air conditioner is in constant use, is subjected to dusty conditions, or you have fur-bearing pets in the house.

    Coil Fins

    The aluminum fins on evaporator and condenser coils are easily bent and can block airflow through the coil. Air conditioning wholesalers sell a tool called a “fin comb” that will comb these fins back into nearly original condition.

    Condensate Drains

    Occasionally pass a stiff wire through the unit’s drain channels. Clogged drain channels prevent a unit from reducing humidity, and the resulting excess moisture may discolor walls or carpet.

    Regular Professional Maintenance

    It goes without saying that maintaining your AC is not only important for saving electricity bills but also to prevent equipment breakdowns. AC maintenance experts have the nous to examine and troubleshoot for any issues that your AC unit might have. Make sure you get your AC serviced at the recommended intervals to get optimal performance.

    With proper maintenance from trained experts, you can enhance the operational efficiency of your AC so that both you and your family members experience the utmost level of comfort when it comes to air conditioning at home.

    Hiring a Professional

    When your air conditioner needs more than regular maintenance, hire a professional service technician. A well-trained technician will find and fix problems in your air conditioning system.

    The technician should:

    Check for correct amount of refrigerant
    Test for refrigerant leaks using a leak detector
    Capture any refrigerant that must be evacuated from the system, instead of illegally releasing it to the atmosphere
    Check for and seal duct leakage in central systems
    Measure airflow through the evaporator coil
    Verify the correct electric control sequence and make sure that the heating system and cooling system cannot operate simultaneously
    Inspect electric terminals, clean and tighten connections, and apply a non-conductive coating if necessary
    Oil motors and check belts for tightness and wear
    Check the accuracy of the thermostat.

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