An air conditioner is a good option of keeping your home or office cool.

It is also valuable as it improves your standards of living. Imagine how it feels when you walk into an office or a home that has been cooled off. It just feels better and more relaxing than a hot room. An air conditioner like other electrical equipment needs to be maintained to give you the service that you desire. Regular air conditioning maintenance will also help to prolong the life of the unit. You don’t want to turn on your conditioner during a hot day, only for it to fail you!

Air Conditioning Maintenance

But keeping your conditioner maintained is a simple task if you know what you are doing and have the right tools.

However, it is recommended that you hire an expert to maintain the air conditioner for you. A professional engineer will tell you of the possible malfunctions that your air conditioner may have. The engineer will also tell you how often you should maintain your conditioner. The air conditioner is supposed to be serviced every 6-12 weeks. Add this servicing in to your schedule and make it a routine. This helps you keep track on when and how the unit should be maintained.

The most important air conditioning maintenance required to be done for the duct air (refrigerating) system is cleaning it. The purpose of the filter in the air grille is to suck back the air into the unit. To be able to clean the grille filter, you have to first open the grille and slide out the filter or you can clean it in its place. This is done by using warm water with soap or by vacuuming the filter. It is best to do this every 3 months. If it produces an unfamiliar noise, it’s a sign that it needs to be cleaned.

Regular air conditioning maintenance ensures that your air conditioner consumes less energy, runs efficiently, becomes more reliable, is clean, and its life span is prolonged. Maintenance will help you save money as you will not have to keep on changing your unit. As it consumes less energy, you will not have such high energy bills. No matter the season, your conditioner unit needs maintenance. This is because most people tend to ignore or forget to maintain their units during winter when it is cold as they don’t need it. But remember, during those hot days in summer, you will want to find yourself with a functioning unit.

Without air conditioning, it can be next to impossible to live in some areas as they are just too hot and it is for this reason that everyone should go out of their way to maintain their air conditioner. Most people have put the fall and spring as the best times for air conditioner maintenance and if one gets into the habit of maintaining their air conditioner they will be able to look and see if there is any problem that will have them call in the experts. Maintaining the AC is also very important as it helps to avoid any damages that can be done to the functional parts as a result of neglect. This often helps the owner to save money as they will not have to buy any replacement parts whose function could be wanting because of lack of care and attention. There is also the peace that comes with knowing that the air conditioner is trouble free and that is reason enough to maintain it regularly. Preventative checking of air conditioners can either be done by their user or they could hire a company to do it for them.

Another very important part of the air conditioner that should not be left out in air conditioner maintenance is the thermostat. The latter usually entails cooling and heating settings and as part of its maintenance one should ensure that it is well set for the season. Taking it to a professional will also help in letting the person whether it has the correct temperature as well. There are people who are known to use their AC’s condensing unit as their storage shelf. This is not right as these things can cause damage to the conditioner. Any debris or leaves that have been caught in or around the AC unit should be cleared away as well. The air conditioner should also he turned on before it is needed just to make sure that it is working as it should. In case there is no cool air being produced, the owner should take it to be having a problem such as not having enough Freon which can mean that the system is leaking. Professionals usually know how to identify and seal the leaks. Regular maintenance of AC’s are qite necessary as they can go a long way into preventing bigger problems.

Mike Hopen
Missouri Furnace & Air Conditioning
Phone: (314) 261-6000
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