Maintenance of air conditioner is very necessary for the long lifetime of AC. Most air conditioning moisturizers have two basic components: an outdoor unit compressor/condenser next to your home and an indoor unit evaporator near your furnace in a central duct. If you have a heat pump instead of a furnace, the air handler is used for the indoor unit. Use the same maintenance steps that we demonstrate here.
- Vacuum your AC unit’s fins clean with the soft bristle. They are breakable and can easily be twisted or crushed. You’ll have to unwind and lift a metal box on many units to get them. Check the instructions manual of your owner and carefully remove the box to avoid tapping the fins.Over the years, the concrete pads under the home air conditioning and heat exchangers tend to settle. As long as there is no pressure on the copper coolant tubes and electric lines and the unit remains dry and level, the pad is okay. But if it continues to sink and tightens the lines, or if the water puddles around the unit, you must act. A tunable thermostat is a must in the AC technology of today. Programmable thermostats allow you to set temperatures for different times during the day and reduce the temperature automatically when you need it most to save you money and usually manage your cooling without continuously hovering over the digital display.
Even if you have forced air cooling but there is still a room that is hotter than the rest, a fan can increase the flow of cool air into the room. There are two types of booster fans available. An inline booster fan fits into the chamber channel you are trying to cool down. You mount the fan close to the outlet and it starts automatically when your cooling system is running.You have a clogged condensate drain tube when you see the water pushing around the furnace with the AC running. Air conditioning coil condensation contains bacteria that can form slime and block the drain tube of the condensate pan.
- AC Units maintenance is extremely carefully sized to the number of cubic feet to cool down. This is especially important when you buy a new AC unit or renovate your house. If an AC unit is rated for a smaller space than you have, it works too hard to cool the air, wear it out faster and struggle to meet the thermostat’s requirements.
Much heat enters the house through windows, especially windows that are open. Pay attention to your windows also if you really want to control the heat in your house. Keep them closed and covered with blinds or drapes, especially windows facing the sun, during the hottest part of the day.
If you want to find air leaks in your home then close all house windows, turn all fans and exhaust fans off and shut the furnace off. Light some incense and walk around the exterior walls of the house slowly. Wherever you notice the smoke blowing away or sucking into something, there is probably a leak of air.