To keep your central air unit functioning optimally, you must service it regularly. Some of the work you can do it yourself or contact an expert. Your service provider can assist in servicing the unit by sending their technician. A well-maintained unit will use energy efficiently and last longer. One of the most important aspects of an efficient system is to keep the air filters clean. Dust and dirt can clog the filters and damage them. This will, in turn, result in increased energy usage.
How to do it
1. Yearly service
Every year contact an expert to service your unit. The best time for this exercise is during the spring season. They should clean the coils, replace the filters, drain the drainage system and the pan, and change the vacuum bower compartment.
2. Cleaning the unit
Over time debris will build over the AC unit, this will reduce its efficiency and limit airflow. Wash the condenser coils and vents to clear any debris and dirt. During winter check the filters every month, you may require to replace or clean them. Use a damp piece of cloth to wipe the outside. Shut it off and use a garden hose to clean it. Here is a guide on cleaning your unit.
3. Check the electrical connection
If you cant do it let your expert assist you. They should check for any loose connections and fix them. Check for any signs of overheating and replace any damaged parts.
4. The thermostat
Think of upgrading it, if it is not programmable. With a programmable thermostat, you can adjust the temperature of your home by either increasing or decreasing the temperature. Check if it is working well.
5. Condenser fan
Check the condenser fan, ensure it is functioning properly. Switch off the power and locate the fan unit. Check if the blades are in good condition or require to be replaced.
After servicing the unit, the technician must make sure that all parts of the unit are working. Parts that require lubrication should be lubricated. For your central air unit to work efficiently, maintain it at the right levels, usually between 5 to 15 %.
To conduct any maintenance of your central unit make sure power is switched off. Maintenance of your Ac unit is important to ensure comfort in your home during extreme weather condition whether summer or winter. A unit that is well maintained will be energy efficient, save on the cost of regular repairs and possible breakdown. It will also last longer.