How To Maintain An Air Conditioning Unit

An air conditioning unit is for keeping people comfortable and cool when the surrounding temperatures are very high. You will always find people turning on these units when the temperatures are high. However, this unit can fail at times-you realize there is nothing happening even after switching it on. This can easily make you panic if you do not know how to restore it back to its normal state.

There are different actions or effective tips which are applied when maintaining an AC unit. Your Ac should be turned off before doing any form of maintenance to avoid or minimize the risk of injury.

Cleaning the condenser and compressor coils

These are the main components of an air conditioning system. They play a crucial role in pushing the cool air into your business or home. These components are cleaned by spraying off the build up after removing the fan guard.

Ensuring that the outdoor out is levelled

The foundation used in supporting your Ac unit can sink or shift over the years. The ground below the AC unit should be levelled after some years. This is done to ensure that the refrigerant flows more efficiently. You can use a spirit level to determine if your AC unit is level.

Checking the coil fins

Bent coil fins are known for impeding the flow of air. A smooth flow can be obtained by straightening the blades to make sure that air is moving more freely.

Cleaning the evaporator coil

This coil is cleaned using a mixture of bleach and water in a ratio of 50: 50. Just like with the filter, this coil is susceptible to the build up of dust and dirt. The evaporator is involved in creating cold air, and its performance can be affected by an accumulation of residue.

 

 

Changing the filter

You are supposed to clean or replace the filter on a regular basis depending on the type of your HVAC system. In most cases, the cleaning process is done after every three months. Otherwise, your AC will run harder if you do not change the filter. This will also lead to slipping of dust into the breathing air.

Cleaning the evaporator drain

This component should be cleaned using the same mixture which is used in the evaporator coil. This is done to kill any mildew or mould which have accumulated. Any liquid which does not drain automatically is supposed to be sucked using a dry/wet vac.