Air conditioner servicing is very important, after spending so much for your AC unit. It’s only with the right maintenance that your AC units will maintain optimal temperature in your house and room for optimal comfort and a good night’s sleep. Though you may be able to maintain your air conditioner on your own, it’s always better to hire professionals for routine air conditioner service.
1. Clean filters induce better cooling
Their routine maintenance will most importantly cover checking of your AC filters. It’s the AC filters that ensure there’s cool air to keep you cool and comfortable in your room.
So any filter that’s clogged or dirty will only block the existing airflow, and in the process, reduce the system’s cooling efficiency. While cleaning filters will usually solve the problem sometimes the filters have to be replaced. If this is the case, then it’s better to have your air conditioner service personnel replace it as soon as possible.
This is because while some filters are reusable, others have to replace. It’s a clean air filter that reduces your air conditioners energy consumption by as much as 5-15%, which relates to savings in AC maintenance costs.
It’s better if your AC system filter is cleaned or replaced every month or two, especially in the hot summer months. The frequency may increases if you constantly use your air conditioner, or if you have pets at home where with time, their fur eventually ends up blocking and dirtying your AC filter.
2. Clean evaporator coils lead to better cooling efficiency
Air conditioner service also includes a check of the unit’s coils, because it may collect dirt over a few months or years of use. This is because while a clean filter prevents the evaporator coil from spoiling quickly, there’s always the chance of the evaporator coil collecting dirt with time.
The coil has to be clean because any dirt on it reduces airflow, and in the process, insulates the coil and reduces its heat absorbing abilities. Instead of going through all these complications, it’s better to avoid all this by having professionals check the evaporator coil every during their routine air conditioner service.
Even the outdoor condenser coil gets dirty, especially if the surroundings are dirty, or if there’s foliage nearby. Checking the condenser coil for dirt collection on its fins, and cleaning it helps ensure the smooth and hassle-free functioning of your AC unit, even in hot summer months.
3. Prevention is always better than cure
Prevention is always better than cure; so keeping the area around the condenser unit clean help. As dryer vents, lawn mower and all falling leaves are the usual reasons for dirty condenser coils, removing all this, including trimming surrounding foliage helps to ensure there’s continuous airflow to the condenser. This, in turn, maximizes your AC unit cooling efficiency.
4. Checking coal fins help
Last, but not least, it’s worth checking the coal fins on a periodical basis. This is because there’s a high chance of these coils bending and blocking possible airflow through the coil, and in the process, reduces its cooling efficiency. You can find ‘fin combs’ which most air conditioner service wholesalers sell to comb the fins back to its original shape and condition.