An air conditioner is one of the important equipment to ensure the best temperature control in all weather. To make sure the AC unit works efficiently, regular AC maintenance is significant. Always incorporate preventive measures for air conditioners to ensure the best functioning.
Improve your AC’S performance this summer by following the below-mentioned steps
● Cleaning the condensing unit
Almost all the air conditioners will have an outdoor condensing unit or heat pump sitting outside with a fan on the top to disperse heat in the summer. The metal fins on the condensing unit will frequently get clogged up with pollen, grime, and dirt. Those metal fins have to get cleaned at the end of each season; you can spray the outside of the unit with a water hose to clean it and then you can clean it with a cloth. This helps the outdoor condensing unit to be clean and free from dust and clogging. While using the water hose to clean it, make sure that you are not using a pressure washer because it can permanently damage your unit.
● Cleaning the air filter
If you are using your AC regularly, then you should clean your AC’s air filter monthly once or at two months once. Air filters are one of the important parts of your AC and it has a high possibility of getting dirt, so make sure that you are checking it regularly and replacing them if they are too dirty. Cleaning the air filter is not rocket science, it is simple and easy to clean and replace the air filter; as the most, it is advisable to clean it for 2 months once and replacing them after every four or five months.
● Dirty coils
The air conditioners have evaporator coils that remove heat from the air in your space and the condenser coil releases that heat air outside the building. When these coils are coated with dirt, they can not effectively transfer heat and this makes the system work harder and longer to cool the place; this increased load on the fan motor and compressor fails the system. Cleaning the coils of your ac is one of the important preventive maintenance of your AC.
● Checking drain pipe and drain pan
Check your AC system’s drain pipe frequently and clear the blockages of mold or algae which will sometimes build up there. To clean out the blockages, you can use a wet-dry vacuum which can suction out any plugged-up areas, and you can use bleach to clean the drainpipe. A clogged drain line is one of the most common issues that every AC owner will experience, and if the issue is left out, this clogged drain line will cause serious damage to your ac. It is better to check and clean the drain line often.
● Frequent inspection and clearance
You should frequently inspect and make clearance around your outdoor AC unit; as you all know, the outdoor unit will be outside of your home, and there is a high chance of dust, leaves, or other things getting clogged in. When you are inspecting and finding dead leaves or other clouds of dust then you should remove the build-up of leaves and overgrown vegetation, so that they do not interfere with the airflow of your outdoor unit. You can also trim any trees or bushes so that your outdoor unit will function without any disturbances. 2 feet from all the sides of the outdoor unit should be clear, make sure that 2 feet do not have any trees, bushes, plants, and others.