Why is Air Conditioning Maintenance Important?
In order to get the most out of your air conditioner, you need to make sure you are looking after it properly. If you maintain your air conditioner correctly and have it serviced regularly, you can extend its life. This will save you a lot of money in the long run as you will not have to replace the unit so soon. You can make financial savings in the present too, by making sure your air conditioner is working efficiently, as it will work more economically and mean your power bill is lower.
How can You Help Maintain your Air Conditioner?
There are many different things you can do yourself to look after your air conditioning unit and make sure its life lasts as long as possible. You can clean or replace the filters yourself to make sure they work as well as possible. You can also cover your air conditioner over winter so that it does not get clogged up with dust.
However, in order to stay healthy and function well for longer, you should book a service at least once a year and have a professional maintenance carried out on your air conditioner. If you are not confident in carrying out any maintenance at home yourself, then ask a professional service to help out and clean the filters and coils for you regularly.
Here at Roger Brown AC we have a dedicated team of professionals with experience in servicing and repairing air conditioning units. Our comprehensive servicing covers a range of steps.
The servicer will make sure that all the internal parts of the air conditioner are functioning correctly and replace anything that is wearing out.
They will check the following elements:
- Condenser coil
- Indoor coil
- Condensate drain lines
- Reversing valve on heating units
- Fan motors
Anything not moving adequately will be oiled or lubricated. The technician will clean the thermostat and make any adjustments that are required. They will also test operations like the internal fan relay, fan belts, compressor operation and contactor and pressures on the refrigerants. Any electrical process requires careful testing too. The technician will take electrical readings of all the motors to ensure they are working efficiently. All the wiring is checked for correct connectivity.
They will check all the functions of the air conditioning unit to make sure everything is working efficiently, including:
- Outdoor sub-cooling
- Heating functions including crankcase heaters and super-heat
- Defrost control on heat units
One of the most important checks that will be made during your service is the amount of refrigerant in your air conditioner. This is critical, as a loss of just 10% of coolant could mean that your power bill rises by as much as 20%. It also puts more strain on your unit which means that other parts of it can wear out more quickly and cost you more to repair and maintain. It is also vital that your unit is checked for any refrigerant leaks, as these are extremely damaging to the environment. It is illegal to release this substance into the atmosphere and any leakage will require your unit to be replaced.
Once the technician is satisfied that the air flow is working optimally, the service will be completed. By making sure all the elements of your air conditioning unit are working correctly and efficiently, you can save money, energy and even improve your health. To book your service with one of our experts, give us a call today. We look forward to helping you get the most out of your air conditioner.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]