Tips to keep your AC well-functioning and long-lasting
As summers hark-back, Air Conditioners become our best friends. Here are some tips to help your unit function efficiently in the extreme summers.
Ensure that you have the suitable air filters
Air filters have multi-purpose: they enhance the quality of indoor air so that you and your family can breathe clean air and stay fit. Additionally the filter aids in averting dirt build-up, resulting in equipment safety.
An efficient and clean air filter ensures generous air flow
s through the cooling system, which guarantees optimum functioning of the air conditioner. On the other hand, a dirty and clogged filter would hamper efficiency of the air conditioner. Further a dusty filter results in more than 15% energy consumption as well.
To avoid these problems, it’s advised that you clean or replace air filters monthly throughout the season.
Take care of the coils.
The evaporator coil and external condenser coil accumulate dirt over time, inhibiting airflow. They don’t captivate enough heat to cool your home. To be safe, you should clean your coils once a year. The best time to purchase the coils is in spring before the cooling season and before the heating season.
Straighten the fins
Aluminium fins on the conditioners typically get bent, resulting in airflow obstruction across the coils. To improve the airflow, it’s recommended that you regularly straighten the fins.
The best tool to use is a fin comb. When straightening, you should also clean the fins. Here it would help if you cleared any lawn cuttings, debris, or shrubbery that might be around the external unit.
Clean condensate drains
Choked condensate drains result in accumulating humidity and decreases the cooling system’s ability to regulate airborne moisture. To increase the performance of your air conditioner, you should use a pipe cleaner or a stiff wire to clean the condensate drain channel.
If you cannot clean the drains, you may
can install put a new house humidity control system.
Check window seal
To make sure indoor air remains cool and does not leak from the window spacing, you should keep an eye at the window seals between your air conditioner and the window frame and ensure that it’s intact and in contact with the metal unit. If the seal is not intact, you should replace it immediately.