7 important guidelines for air conditioner maintenance

Taking care of Air Conditioner

Regular air conditioner maintenance and service of parts 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 unit.

Here are seven very important air conditioner maintenance guidelines:

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 home.

Cleaning of Evaporator coils

A clean air filter prevents the cooling coils from dust and dirt. But even then some dirt and debris gets deposited on the coils with time. This deposition and covering reduces the heat absorbing capacity of the coils, thus effecting the room cooling process. A yearly service and evaporator coil cleaning  is very necessary.

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 condenser and compressor (compressor is situated near the condenser coil).Thus a yearly cleaning of condenser coil is very important for the condenser to work efficiently.

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Cleaning Coil Fins

One can easily see the aluminium fins on the condensers and evaporator coils. The dust and debris gets accumulated over the fins. The coil fins should be regularly cleaned to protect the evaporator and condenser.

Unclog the rear drain

If the drain at the rear end is blocked, then water that gets collected inside the AC finds no space to leave and drips inside the room from any opening. When the water inside the AC unit finds no vent, the humidity level inside the room also increases.

Cover up the compressor unit during winters

During 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 entering inside the unit.

Do not miss an AC service

Before the onset of summer season always call an ac service professional for a complete clean up and service of your air conditioner.

Whenever you call an 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.

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    I love how this article points out the need of servicing and cleaning up an air-conditioner to avoid any damage to the unit itself. For a person who has been using the AC for quite sometime, I have failed to regularly clean my condenser and fan unit. This article has pointed out the importance of maintaining the condenser coil because there is where the dust and debris accumulate the most. I will be sure to keep this in mind to clean my condenser coil yearly as per mentioned in this article.

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    Presented a remarkable way of repairing or replacing air filters. It is difficult for me to operate an advanced air filter and I almost make the mistake of collecting the right size air filter. I want an AC filter that packs an extra punch beyond just stripping your system of pollen, mold and other harmful contaminants, consider investing in a HEPA filter with a MERV rating of at least 10 or higher.

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    For the last four days, my ac was not cooling my room properly and drop water from ac. After reading this article, I checked the drain line and found the drain blocked with dust. That’s why water can’t pass from the drain & ac can’t work correctly. Then I cleaned the drain line, and now I am getting better performance from my ac.

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    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.

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    When my brother and I tested all of his appliances at his beach house we found that one of the rooms ended up feeling stickier to stay in than the others. I found it helpful when you stated that clogged drains can end up having the AC encounter water problems and raise the humidity because every other AC unit seemed to be working just fine except for the unit in the stickier room, so this must be the cause. I’ll be sure to refer to your article for future maintenance tips after we get a contractor to look at all of our units before vacation time. Thank you!

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