An air conditioner’s ability to perform efficiently and effectively over many years of use is dependent on regular AC maintenance. You must ensure that your AC is maintained to maintain its efficiency. You will see a decline in performance and an increase in energy consumption. You can increase the comfort and efficiency your air conditioner in many ways.
Air Conditioner Filters
Your air conditioner’s efficiency will be ensured by regularly cleaning and changing your filters. Filters that have become clogged or dirty can affect airflow and decrease efficiency. Filter obstructions can cause airflow to be reduced. This can lead to dirt buildup and contamination of the coil. This will decrease the coil’s heat-absorbing capacity. By replacing a clogged or dirty filter, you can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption. This will reduce your energy consumption by between 5 and 15%
Filters are located along the lengths of central air conditioners. The walls, ceilings and the air conditioner are all common locations for filters. The filter is found in the grill, and faces the room.
Some filters can be reused, while others must be replaced. There are many options available, and you can use them in many different ways. The filter(s) of your air conditioner should be cleaned and changed every other month during cooling season. If your air conditioner is frequently used, is subject to dusty conditions or if there are fur-bearing pets in the house, filters may need to be cleaned more often.
Coils for Air Conditioners
Dirt builds up over time on an air conditioner’s condenser or evaporator coils. If the filter is clean, the evaporator coil won’t get clogged up quickly. Dirt will eventually accumulate on the evaporator. Ground can insulate and reduce the airflow, which will affect its ability to absorb heat. You can avoid this problem by inspecting your evaporator coil at least once per year and cleaning it as necessary.
Outdoor condenser coils can also become very dirty if the environment is too dusty or there is vegetation. You can easily see the condenser coil and notice dirt on its fins.
Make sure your condenser unit is clean and free of debris. There are many sources of dirt and debris that could be causing problems, such as dryer vents, leaves and lawnmowers. To ensure that your coil is able to breathe, it is important to clear the debris and clean up any dirt.
Why should you hire a professional?
If your air conditioner needs more maintenance than it requires, such as when indoor temperatures do not fall to comfortable levels, a professional service technician will be hired. Quality Care Dubai has a team of trained technicians that can diagnose and fix any problem with your air conditioner.
The technician should:
- Check that you’re using the correct amount of refrigerant
- To test for refrigerant leaks, use a leak detector
- Instead of illegally releasing refrigerant in the atmosphere, capture any that is needed to be evacuated from you system
- All leaking ducts within the central systems should be sealed.
- Measurement of the airflow through an Evaporator Coil
- Check that the sequence of electric controls is correct and that the heating and cooling systems are not operated simultaneously.
- If needed, inspect the electrical terminals and clean them.
- Oil motors and oil checking belts are used to assure tightness and wear.
- Verify that your thermostat is accurate.