How to Maintain Your Air Conditioner in Good Working Condition

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In many homes and offices today, the air conditioning (AC) unit is indeed a necessity, being one of the essential appliances. If you happen to own one, you should be aware of the fact that an air conditioning system uses up energy. Are you also aware that a poorly maintained unit can jumpstart your electric bill? How can you maintain your air conditioner in proper working condition?

We all know the benefits an efficient air conditioning brings. For one, it helps clean the air for people suffering from severe asthma and sinusitis. For households, it provides comfort for families who prefer to stay indoors than to suffer the extreme heat of the day outdoors. It can also benefit family members and guests who cannot withstand the summer heat.

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How to Maintain Your Air Conditioner in Good Working Condition

  1. 1. Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney www.secgroup.com.au Commercial Electrician Sydney How to Maintain Your Air Conditioner in Good Working ConditionIn many homes and offices today, the air conditioning (AC) unit is indeed a necessity, beingone of the essential appliances. If you happen to own one, you should be aware of the factthat an air conditioning system uses up energy. Are you also aware that a poorlymaintained unit can jumpstart your electric bill? How can you maintain your air conditionerin proper working condition?We all know the benefits an efficient air conditioning brings. For one, it helps clean the airfor people suffering from severe asthma and sinusitis. For households, it provides comfortfor families who prefer to stay indoors than to suffer the extreme heat of the day outdoors.It can also benefit family members and guests who cannot withstand the summer heat.
  2. 2. Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney www.secgroup.com.au Commercial Electrician SydneyMany businesses and establishments cannot survive without the conveniences of AC. Inworkplaces, the appliance is essential because it helps keep employees in their comfortand productivity. In many companies, AC units are needed to cool work computers. It alsohelps companies improve its image among clients, employees and investors. What’s more,many churches, hotels and restaurants also depend on air conditioning systems to providecomfort and relaxation to the guests.
  3. 3. Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney www.secgroup.com.au Commercial Electrician SydneyMaintaining the Efficiency of Your AC UnitAt times, we come to see that our air conditioning units underperformed. What could bethe causes? It could be that the unit’s evaporator coil and condenser coil haveaccumulated amounts of dirt over the months. It could also be that its filters are alreadyclogged and the vents are blocked.
  4. 4. Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney www.secgroup.com.au Commercial Electrician Sydney If there is something wrong with your unit, maybe it is time that you have it cleaned and serviced by a qualified air conditioning specialist. The regular servicing of your AC unit is very important as this can help maintain its energy efficiency and reduce carbon emission, electricity use and operating costs. Moreover, regular servicing meets building inspection requirements.
  5. 5. Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney www.secgroup.com.au Commercial Electrician SydneyBasic maintenance of air conditioners involves cleaning the filters. Clean filters allow cleans upthe air and allows it to flow normally. Clogged dirty filters obstruct normal air flow, thusallowing air to bypass the filters and carry dirt to the evaporator coil, impairing its heat-absorbing capacity in the process. Don’t forget to clean your filter regularly.Do not also forget to check and clean your evaporator coil. Even if a clean filter prevents thecoil from getting dirty, it will still collect dirt over time. A dirty evaporator coil reduces air flowand cannot absorb heat properly.
  6. 6. Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney www.secgroup.com.au Commercial Electrician Sydney With the condenser located outside, it is not free from collecting dirt. The condenser coil can collect dirt from its surrounding environment. Make sure to minimize dirt, debris and foliage near the condenser unit. To allow normal air flow around the condenser, you should clean the area around the coil, remove any debris and trim the foliage present.
  7. 7. Electrician Sydney | Electrician North Sydney www.secgroup.com.au Commercial Electrician SydneyMaintain consistent temperature when using your AC unit. Do not turn it on and offbecause it will burn the interior switches and mess up with your thermostat. It would bebetter to set the temperature and let the unit catch up.For other problems air conditioning problems surrounding the refrigerant (Freon),insulation, thermostat, controls, etc., you should contact a qualified air conditioningspecialist. He can provide the proper diagnosis and service your unit. For installation, youshould contact a certified electrician Sydney for this.

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