Air conditioner maintenance tips
Whether it’s for your entire home or just a room, it’s never a good idea to strain your air conditioner system by making it work harder than it should. You should always ensure that your AC is in perfect condition and in case of signs of inefficiency; you should let the technician know.
Understand the working of your system
Most air conditioners have the outdoor and indoor unit; the former is usually located near the home and the indoor unit located in the central duct. It could be that you have a heat pump instead of a furnace. If so, your indoor unit will be located near the air handler. Understanding the outlay of the system helps you understand how to treat every unit and ensure routine maintenance.
Keep your AC clean
Your AC has sensitive fins that should be vacuum cleaned, using soft bristle brushes. These fins are sensitive and fragile, any minimal pressure is therefore dangerous. There should always be a metal casing over them to unscrew before revealing the fins. Above all, you have a manufacturer’s manual that you should always follow while cleaning. If you are unsure, please make sure to approach a professional to avoid any spoilage to your system.
Fix a sinking AC pad
If you have concrete pads under the heat exchanger and home air conditioner, always ensure the copper coolant tubes and electrical lines are not strained. Because concrete padding tends to settle over the years. Keep watch so that none of the lines are pulled tight. If that happens, you should contact your air condition service provider and organize for a replacement immediately.
Get a programmable thermostat
In today’s state and level of technology, you must have a programmable thermostat. This would allow you to set temperature for different times during the day or night. With this, you will not need to keep hovering over the dial button; it will automatically manage your cooling and heating.
Embrace technology when it comes to your AC system; keep it clean and well maintained regularly. The manufacturer’s manual helps you know how to treat the system well and thus, enhancing its efficiency and longevity.