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Air Conditioner Maintenance

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Think of your HVAC system’s operation as a tune-up for your vehicle, with annual preventive maintenance that keeps both working smoother for longer. We know how critical daily care is to ensure all season worry-free efficiency. We will clean and check your entire system during regular air conditioner operation, so it remains effective and consistent even on the hottest summer days.

The filters, coils and fins of an air conditioner need routine maintenance for the device to operate efficiently and effectively during its years of operation. Neglecting the required maintenance ensures a gradual decrease in the efficiency of air conditioning as the consumption of electricity increases steadily.

Some AC owners chose to miss a service to save money, but in the long run, they cost more. Regular maintenance increases the life of your air conditioning unit; if a repair can cost up to thousands of dollars, then a few years of extra life counts for a lot.

Furthermore, frequent maintenance ensures that the aircon operates at peak performance. Your house or company will be cooler and your costs for heating will be smaller. Before they become even bigger (and more costly) problems, routine maintenance lets you find and repair minor problems.

An air conditioner loses about 5 percent of its original efficiency for each year of service without regular maintenance. These pages provide preventive maintenance, operation, and warranty detail.

In addition to the routine repairs that you conduct, a properly qualified service technician can periodically inspect your home comfort system.

In general, Preventive Maintenance is scheduled semi-annually to maintain peak performance, avoid overpayment of utilities and prevent system failures through predictive maintenance and help prolong the life of your air conditioning system.

In your home or place of business, your air conditioning system is most definitely the single biggest use of electricity. In commercial applications in which cooling is used, the building requires tremendous quantities of electricity. In reality, to cool buildings, more than 1/3 of the energy used in the United States is used.

If you have ducted air conditioning, a VRV unit, ceiling cassettes or a reverse cycle unit in your house, it is recommended that you have a complete check of your unit at least once a year to ensure that it works properly.

According to the Energy Efficiency Consortium (CEE), with proper installation, dimensioning, and maintenance of commercial central air conditioning and heat pumps, up to 50 percent more energy can be saved.

 

Signs for Maintenance

 

Your air conditioner can become a breeding ground for bacteria because of the way air con systems work and the combination of water and heat, so it’s essential to periodically service your air conditioning units.
With poorly preserved AC, some typical conditions can be made even worse. Some of the symptoms associated with air conditioning being polluted include:

  • Respiratory infections
  • asthma attacks
  • headaches
  • Hayfever and allergies
  • Sore dry eyes

It could be worth having your unit serviced if you have encountered these symptoms on a regular basis and use air conditioning in your home.

Air Conditioner is on but it not cooling down

If you’re wondering the unit is working but not cooling my air conditioner? You aren’t alone, as many homes are facing this dilemma. The most popular explanation why this occurs is a low level of refrigerant. This creates a decreased heat exchange between the outside of the condenser coil and the hot air and the interior of the space between the cooling coil and the air.

Reduction of Airflow

A drop in airflow coming from your AC device is always a sign of a serious issue. It might be the filters (you can check these yourself) or a blockage anywhere, but if the compressor doesn’t need to replace any of them.

Leaks or Moisture in Abundance

It is perfectly normal to have a small amount of water on the device outside of your house; it’s just condensation. But if you find large quantities of moisture, especially inside the building, that’s a sign that there’s a problem. This normally implies that there is a leak of refrigerant-avoid touching the liquid, stop using the device, and schedule operation.

Odd Sounds or Smells

The air conditioner should be almost silent and perfectly odourless. It is most likely that a change in the amount of noise you hear will be triggered by a mechanical problem inside the device itself; a suitable service will prevent this from getting worse. Similarly, mould inside your ducting could suggest a bad smell, but it could just be a filter, so check them first.

Check your filters regularly for cleanliness

If you want to, this is one that you can do yourself, otherwise it will be a part of the service you get from a trained professional. Although it is advisable to clean / check the filters at the beginning of summer, it is also advisable to check for winter. You should also consider cleaning your filters more often if you learn that it is a very long hot summer or long cold winter and you are using your air conditioner more often than normal.

In fact, cleaning your filters is both one of the easiest and most essential aspects of maintaining air conditioning. Not only can air conditioners suck in the hot air and send it back out all nice and cool, they even clean the air for us at the same time. This dust and debris filtration leaves us with a constant supply of clean, circulated air in the house.

Not holding your filters properly does not only affect performance. Dirty filters may also have detrimental health consequences such as causing asthma and allergies, they may also cause noise in your environment … and no one wants that!

Keep clear of the area around your air conditioner

Additional potential triggers are possibly a defective thermostat that hinders or prevents the refrigeration cycle
Defective components, such as a defective engine, a weak control board or a choked capillary
The wrong size AC unit for cooling your room i.e. too small
Other possibilities are a Damaged compressor or dirty evaporator coils that make it more difficult to dissipate heat from the Air Conditioner.

It is also a relatively simple but very significant component of maintaining your air conditioner to keep the air conditioning unit and surrounding area clean and safe. A build-up of dirt or debris on your unit can make it necessary to work harder, reduce efficiency and have a negative impact on your energy costs.

Keep the area around your outdoor unit clean of dirt and leaves, keep any plants or trees in the area, and keep the room free from obstructions in general.