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Walking from the blazing heat of summer into the cool of your air-conditioned home is one of the best things about the summer months, making regular maintenance of your air-conditioning unit a necessity. Without regular maintenance, an air-conditioner loses about 5% of its efficiency each year. Regular maintenance checks will catch small issues early on, and give you a better working system which will last longer.
Maintenance checks give you the opportunity to discover and fix small issues before they become big ones. Often, these issues can be fixed quickly and inexpensively, rather than leaving them to become significant breakages which need extensive repairs or even a complete replacement of your air-conditioning unit.
If your air-conditioning unit works efficiently it will use less energy when it is working to cool your home. Working to its fullest capacity, the efficiency of your system will lower your energy costs. The better condition your air-conditioning unit is in, the better it will work.
Check Your Filters
If the filters in your air-conditioner become clogged or dirty, normal airflow will become blocked. When airflow through the system is obstructed, the air flowing through your air-conditioner may carry dirt directly into the evaporator coil and impair the coils heat-absorbing capacity. This impairment will reduce the efficiency of your air-conditioning system significantly. This problem can be avoided by routinely replacing or cleaning your filters, depending on the needs of your particular model.
Monitor Your Evaporator Coil
Checking the evaporator coil every year should also be a part of your annual maintenance. The coil should be cleaned as necessary and the aluminium coils monitored for any bends which may block airflow. A tool called a ‘fin comb’ will comb these fins back into nearly original condition and ensure your air-conditioner will remain efficient and effective when cooling your home.
Inspect Your Seals
Moisture can damage the seals on your air-conditioner and allow cool air to escape from your house. Regular inspections of your seals gives you the opportunity to identify any leaks and prevent moisture damage before it can occur. Keeping the seals in good condition also guarantees your unit will push cold air into your home with efficiency.
Have a Professional Check Your Unit
Having your air-conditioning unit inspected by a qualified service man gives you the opportunity to have the coolant, electrical components and thermostat checked. If an air-conditioner does not have the right amount of coolant, the system will not be able to cool the house. A professional will recharge the system’s refrigerant lines for you with fresh coolant. An annual inspection also allows your serviceman to check the electrical components and connections, and adjust the thermostat. The drain pans and lines should be flushed to prevent water from backing up, causing leakage and damage to floors and walls.
A well-maintained air-conditioning unit will keep your home cool and make sure your family are breathing fresh, clean air. Choose our well-trained technicians at ServCo Appliance when your air-conditioner needs regular maintenance.