Ever wondered how is AC service done and what makes it so important every year to get your AC serviced? Read on and you will understand! An air conditioner collects dust and debris during operation which prevents it from cooling properly. Whether you have a window AC or split AC, it is very important to service your AC to ensure a trouble-free performance. Apart from efficiency and performance, AC service also helps you ensure there are no problems inside your AC and that every part of the AC is functioning in an appropriate manner. Missing AC services can cause several problems inside an AC like water leakage from AC, AC not cooling, AC making noise etc. These problems can be prevented by regular AC service and maintenance.
Here’s how AC service is done!
Air filter and fin cleaning
An air filter collects humongous amount of dust and dirt during operations. Dirty air filters in AC cause problems like ice formation in AC, AC not cooling etc. During AC service, the technician washes and cleans air filter. The condenser fins are also rinsed and cleaned for any molds and dust build up during AC service.
AC condenser and evaporator coil cleaning
Dust and dirt are core enemies of your air conditioning or AC system as they cause overheating of the system. During AC service, the technician cleans the dust and debris from the condenser coil and evaporator coil and other key components of the system. In a split AC, the condenser coils are in the outdoor unit.
AC condenser and evaporator fan cleaning
During AC service technician cleans the dust and molds from the condenser and evaporator fan blades. In a split AC the condenser fan is in the outdoor unit.
Drain cleaning and leakage check
The technician checks if water is dripping or pooling anywhere in the unit during AC service. He also checks if there is any leakage from the pipes and tubes inside the AC unit. While performing AC service, technician cleans the drain and removes the dirt and debris to prevent the problem of water leakage from AC unit.
Coolant level check in air conditioner
During AC service the technician checks if the coolant level is just right in the cooling or evaporator coils. When the level of coolant (Freon) is less than the required amount, the temperature of cooling coil drops much below the normal and your AC stops cooling.
Overall inspection of the AC unit
AC technician performs the inspection of key components of unit like compressor, fan motor, evaporator unit, condenser unit, thermostat etc. during AC service to check for any fault. If any fault is found in the components during AC service then technician suggests a repair or replacement as required.
The best way to get optimum performance out of your air conditioner is to have it serviced regularly. It’s always good to have your air conditioner thoroughly checked at least once every year before the advent of summers