If you own an air conditioner, you might agree it is one of your top appliance purchases. Central air conditioning systems are considered as assets that increase a property's value, making them "permanent capital improvements" by definition. Thus, air conditioning systems are investments that should be maintained.
Furthermore, no one wants their air conditioning system to fail during the hot months or for condensation to flood their homes. An air conditioner service helps property owners to keep their air conditioning systems in tip-top shape and prevents downtime. Additionally, an air conditioner service will help you repair your air conditioning system if it does break down.
What an Air Conditioning Service Does for You
Most air conditioning service companies offer a wide range of services and should be capable of maintaining or repairing most air conditioning makes and models, no matter their age. Below are a few of the most important things an air conditioner service does to keep your AC unit running well.
Cleaning Condensation Pipes, Drainage Pans, and Air Filters
Air conditioning does more than keep your home cool; it dehumidifies and filters the air in your home as well. To cool the air in your home, AC units run liquid refrigerant through evaporator coils, transforming it into a gas. That gas pulls the surrounding hot air into the unit, dehumidifies it by way of evaporation, which cools it before cycling it back as cooled air.
Most central air units are called split AC units because one half is inside the home, while the second half is usually located outside. The evaporating coil is a critical part of the indoor half. The coil is usually made of copper and, thus, condensation accumulates on the exterior of the coil. The condensation drips into a condensate drain pan and subsequently into a condensate drain line. If you don't clean your AC's air filter, dust and other particles find their way into the drainage pan and drainage pipe, eventually clogging them.
When a drain pan or pipe clogs, the liquid floods the pan and leaks onto the floor. This can lead to a small puddle forming on the floor around the unit or can become a flood if the homeowner left the AC on while being away for a few days or more. In the latter scenario, neglecting something as simple as cleaning the AC's air filter could cause hundreds or even thousands of dollars of damage.
Clean Your Unit’s Condenser Fan and AC Evaporator
Cleaning dust, mold, and other debris from your air conditioning unit's condenser fan and evaporator are both routine tasks conducted by an air conditioner service. The condenser fan is located differently depending on the type and model of your air conditioning system. For example, the condenser fan is located in the exterior unit of a split system.
Check the Unit's Coolant Level
The level of coolant in your AC is a critical aspect of whether or not the unit works well and efficiently. A low coolant level causes your AC unit's cooling coil temperature to fall way below normal levels, resulting in ice building up and clogging it. Whenever less cool air blows out from the air ducks than normal, it's time to call an air conditioner service technician.
Routine Inspection of Your AC Unit
Once the major issues are taken care of, an air conditioning service technician will inspect the overall air conditioning unit. He will check critical components such as the thermostat, evaporator unit, fan motor, compressor, and condenser for issues. These routine inspections ensure that your air conditioning system is running optimally, as well as prevents future break downs. This ultimately saves you a lot of time and money later down the road.
Quick Air has years of expertise in servicing all types of air conditioner units to keep it working at its optimum level. We are just a call away. Call us on 1300 730 896.