Whether you have an air conditioning unit in your room or a centralized air conditioning unit for the whole house, it’s best to keep your unit well maintained. To avoid having your AC unit broken especially during the summer, to lessen its energy consumption, and to avoid spending a lot more on the repairs, giving it a monthly check-up is not that bad.
If you enjoy fixing and cleaning things in your house, here are some tips that you can do to keep your AC fully-functioning efficiently:
Filters Come First
The first thing you need to check is the filters, and it is essential to check this part because it easily accumulates dirt and dust. And if you have clogged filters, it will result in your AC to work inefficiently because the airflow is terrible. Also, if you have children with allergies, your AC can blow off the cold air with dust which is not suitable for them. There are AC units that have removable filters so you can quickly spray it with water using a hose, or if it is fixed, you can brush it off with water.
Inspect The Outside Unit
Dust, dirt, and grass clippings can quickly clog your outdoor unit so make sure you can clean it with a hose sprayer and don’t forget to turn your unit off before doing it. Take note of the coil fins when cleaning for it can easily be bent. If you have fins that were bent, you can use a thin knife that can fit through it or buy a fin comb that is intended to fix this kind of things.
Take A Peek With The Wirings
Inside your condensing unit, look for the installations that can be overheating or have melted its insulation. You can also check if there are loose wirings and tighten them up. This part of your AC unit can be dangerous to handle just by yourself. You can always hire an AC repair guy who is an expert in this kind of job.
Clear Any Obstructions
If your AC is on the inside of your house, like a window-type or wall-mounted, make sure that no tall furniture or any object blocks the flow of air from the AC. Look out especially for the vents of your AC unit. And for the outside units, clear off tall grass or bushes that can interfere with the airflow of your AC and can quickly clog up in your unit.
Check The Thermostat
Thermostats make sure your house is at the right temperature, so make sure if it is still working. You can also consider buying a programmable thermostat wherein you can adjust your house temperature automatically throughout the day. You can have the temperature scheduled for a specific time of the day. Having this technology can also lower your AC unit energy consumption thus saving you some money.
If you have a well-maintained air conditioning unit, you can feel at ease and relaxed knowing that you have a reliable, and fully functioning AC unit to cool and refresh your house.