Taking Care Of Residential Air Conditioners in SummerJason Siddall
It’s a known fact that the hottest months of the year tend to cause havoc with residential air conditioning units. From harsh humidity to increased use, there are several which impact the effectiveness of your cooling unit inside your home.
When it comes to ensuring that your residential air conditioning unit functions effectively during summer months, here are a few things you should know:
Pay attention to your filters
By cleaning, or even replacing your filters once every quarter, you’ll be able to ensure that your unit functions well with few niggles. Cleaning air filters also means less chance of mould growth in humid times when your air conditioner is off, as well as better air quality all year round for your loved ones.
Clean the condenser coils
The condenser coils in the external section of your air conditioning unit probably need a good clean. Make sure the unit is powered off, of course. Basically if you don’t clean these coils, there is a good chance they could contain leaves, twigs, and debris which unsurprisingly hinder their functioning. A soft brush nozzle on the end of your vacuum will do the trick! Take care not to damage the aluminium fins while doing this.
Clear the path to your condenser
If plants surround your external unit, it’s important to ensure they aren’t interfering with its operation. Be sure to clear any rogue plants or weeds that could be encroaching into your condenser. This will not only ensure that it works optimally, but will also make it easier for you to access and examine the air conditioner if the need arises. Also make sure the condensing unit is not placed in such a position that its airflow is restricted by a wall as this will lead to overheating, inefficiency and other issues.
Test your unit
Run your unit overnight to see how it performs. If you notice any strange knocks or noises, or poor performance, call a professional to check it out.
Residential air conditioners should be serviced at yearly intervals, by a reputable contractor, to ensure that there are no issues with the unit or its functionality. If they aren’t serviced regularly, the repairs or replacements could be costly!
Keeping your home cool during hotter temperatures is a must for the comfort of yourself and your loved ones. For more on what makes us experts in the realm of residential and light commercial air conditioners, or to find the perfect air conditioner for your home, click here: www.ahi-toshibasa.co.za