Regular maintenance and service of parts of air conditioner like filters, coils, fins, drains, etc. is very important for the effective operation of the AC unit. Negligence in the service and clean up of AC results in reduced cooling capacity and damage to the unit.
Regular maintenance & clean up of air filters
Dirty and clogged air filters obstruct the normal air flow and reduce the cooling capacity of the AC system significantly. When the filter is very dirty, the air flowing inside bypasses the filter and carries dirt directly to the evaporator coil, thus soiling the cooling coils. Air filter cleaning must be done at least once a month. Regular cleaning of air filters results in proper cooling. Air filter cleaning becomes very important if there are fur-bearing pets inside the home.
Cleaning of Evaporator coils
A clean air filter prevents the cooling coils from dust and dirt. But even then some dirt and debris get deposited on the coils with time. This deposition and covering reduces the heat-absorbing capacity of the coils, thus affecting the room cooling process.
Maintenance of condenser coil
The condenser and fan unit is located outside the home (in all types of AC). The outside dusty environment, falling leaves, rain, and wind, etc. soils the condenser coils. The dust and debris make it extremely difficult for the hot air and heat to dissipate outside. This poor heat dissipation results in the heating of the condenser and compressor (compressor is situated near the condenser coil).
Cover up the compressor unit during winters
During the winter season when your AC is not in use, cover up the compressor unit (as it is placed outside) with a cloth to prevent dust and dirt from entering the unit.
Do not miss an AC service
Before the onset of the summer season always call an ac service professional for a complete clean-up and service of your air conditioner.
Whenever you call ac service professionals, make sure that he checks up all the AC parts like coils, compressor, fins, filters, drains, etc., and performs the necessary service.