Keep Your Air Conditioner Well-Maintained

Keep Your Air Conditioner Well-Maintained

 

Maintaining your air conditioner is very important. It will ensure that your air conditioner is working efficiently and that you are not spending more on your utility bills than you have to. It is important to have air conditioning maintenance fort wayne in to come and maintain the filters, coils, and fins regularly so that it can function properly.

If you don’t have your air conditioning unit serviced to keep it clean and to work the way that it should you are looking at not only a poor working machine but a conditioning unit that is more likely to break down. Your air conditioner has a filter that is typically the same one that is used by your furnace when it is switched to the heat option.

You may also have a filter in a wall unit that needs to be cleaned. Clogged and dirty filters will reduce airflow and can also reduce the ability of your conditioner to function properly. By simply replacing a clogged filter you can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by about 5% to 15%. Some filters can be cleaned while others will have to be replaced. You should change your filter every couple of months, and they may need to be replaced more often if you use your air conditioner frequently or if you live in an area that is dusty or if you have pets in the home.

Your air conditioner has an evaporator coil as well as a condenser coil that will collect dirt with use. A clean filter will help to prevent the coil from getting soiled quickly but particles will eventually collect there and will collect dirt, so you will need to have it cleaned every year. Outdoor coils will get soiled much more quickly, and you can minimize the dirt that collects in the coils by keeping the area around the unit clean. You should also keep it in a place away from dryer vents, falling leaves or any other areas that collect dirt or debris.

There are also coil fins that will need to be cleaned, and an air conditioner professional will have the special tool that is needed to clean it. You should also cover your unit in the winter if it is outside to keep it protected and clean.

An air conditioner technician will be able to check that your unit has the right amount of refrigerant and will also be able to test for any leaks. They will also check for any possible duct leakage in central systems as well as determine the airflow through the evaporator coil. A technician will also make sure that the electric control sequence is correct and that the heating and cooling system will not operate simultaneously. They will also check the oil motors and check the belts for wear and durability as well as check the thermostat. Having a well-maintained air conditioner will ensure that you get the most efficient air conditioning available while keeping your utility bills low.