5 Ways to breeze through your air conditioning costNovember 1, 2017
#1 Clean or replace air conditioner filters
One of the best ways to maintain the efficiency of your air conditioner to routinely clean or change the filters. Having dirty and clogged filters affect the normal air circulation. If the filter is dirty, the air that is circulated through the system will make reduce indoor air quality. Also, there can be spillover effect that disrupts the usual performance of the evaporator coil, thus worsening the heat-absorbing capability. More energy is therefore needed for the internal system to carry out the usual functions, translating to more equipment cost.
If you use your air conditioner often, it’s good to have a maintenance routine to maintain its performance.
#2 Take good care of the air conditioner coils
Both the evaporator coil and condenser coil tend to collect dust and dirt over the years of usage. With a clear filter, you can expect the evaporator coil to last longer by reducing the duration of soiling. Nonetheless, the dirt can impact on the air flow and insulates the coil, reducing its ability to take in heat. It’s therefore important to check the air conditioner coil yearly.
#3 Do you know about coil fins?
Most people might not be aware the presence of coil fins. Given that the aluminium fins on the evaporator and condensers are susceptible to bending, they can cause potential air flow block through the coil. Consider using a tool called “fin comb” to comb these fins back to its original positions.
#4 Hire a professional
As your air conditioner needs the greater intensity of care beyond regular maintenance, hiring a well-trained technician will help to accurately diagnose the issues. Below are some checks to be done for your air conditioner.
a. Ensure the right amount of refrigerant
b. Ensure no refrigerant leaks with a leak detector
c. Check the central systems for any seal duct leakage
d. Measure the airflow through the evaporator coil
e. Oil motors and checks belts for any form of tightness and wear
With these tips, it is time for you to schedule a routine check up for your air conditioning system. You might be amazed by the benefits that come with the cleaning service!