An air conditioner’s coils, filters and fins require regular maintenance in order for the unit to function effectively and efficiently. Neglecting these responsibilities ensures a steady decline in air conditioning quality while energy usage steadily increases.
When cleaning your air conditioner’s coils always be sure to clean them with a cleaning agent designed for this job, foam cleaners will assist in removing odours from the accumulation of dirt, mould and mildew. Your local supermarket or even home supply centres and hardware stores should sell products solely for this purpose. It is also important to remember to only cover the coils with cleaner, as foam spraying on other electrical wires, controls or other parts may damage your heater.
Clean your filter by running it under cold water and ensure that it is replaced if it has been missing. It is much easier and more cost-effective to remove and clean the filter regularly rather than cleaning it with a foaming cleanser. If you suspect the filter to be emitting bad odours, be sure to soak and wash it with a small amount of soap or detergent.
When you are cleaning your air conditioner always remember to remove anything that may have gotten caught in the fins and ensure that you vacuum them with a soft-bristled brush attachment, but be careful not to bend them. If your fins are bent you can also try to straighten and comb them in order to achieve better cooling.
If you do not clean your air conditioner regularly it may need some repairs or perhaps even be coming to the end of its life. Regular maintenance helps to prevent unexpected and inconvenient breakdowns and replacements. The most obvious sign that your air conditioning is broken is that it is blowing warm air, or perhaps the unit won’t even turn on. AC units typically make a constant noise when running, but if you hear knocking, hissing or any other strange sounds coming from your unit you may need to have it checked. Also be sure to keep an eye on your utility bills as a substantial rise in cost may indicate that your appliance is operating ineffectively.
If you are having trouble working your air conditioning system, you may need to hire a professional service technician who can fix you air conditioning.