Winter’s just started so there’s plenty of time to do all the checks needed on your air conditioner just to be sure your home is ready for the blistering heat waves of summer. After all, the last thing you want is your aircon dying on you when summer is already in full swing. Here are some of the things you can do before you call for a professional air conditioning service.
Clean the Outdoor Unit and Its Surroundings
The outdoor unit of your air conditioner houses several essential components, including the condenser and the compressor. An aircon with this structure is considered an air-cooled type unit, which means it relies on air to cool the hot coolant so that it can repeat the cooling cycle. If the outdoor unit or its surroundings is full of dirt and debris, it will be difficult for air to blow into the system. Cleaning away the debris can help your unit operate efficiently.
Replace Old and Dusty Filters
Over time, the filters become clogged with dust caught on them as air passes through the inlet and outlet of your aircon. This dust accumulation can significantly reduce the amount of cool air your aircon produces, forcing it to work harder to meet your home’s cooling needs. Experts from top HVAC companies like Port City Air Conditioning suggest air filters must be replaced at least every three months to maintain the performance of your air conditioner.
Turn Off the Humidifier
At times when the air feels too dry, turning on the humidifier is a good idea. But if it’s too hot and you need cool air more than extra moisture, you have to decide which between your humidifier and your aircon you should use. Using the latter makes more sense in this situation, particularly if it’s summer. If you choose to run the aircon, however, make sure to turn off the humidifier. The aircon brings the temperature down by stripping excess moisture from the air so it doesn’t make sense to have the humidifier, which creates moisture, running at the same time.
Make Sure the Thermostat Is Working Fine
A lot of aircon problems can be traced back to the thermostat. It’s almost always likely that an aircon issue is caused by a broken or misadjusted thermostat. Troubleshooting a broken thermostat is easy for someone with sufficient knowledge and experience in fixing air conditioners, so if you think the problem is too complex for you, don’t hesitate to call a technician. Rather than do more harm than good to your unit, calling a technician who can actually do a lot more than just fix the broken thermostat is a much better idea.
Have Your Air Conditioner Serviced by a Technician
This is the best decision you can make for your air conditioner this summer. A technician knows exactly the kind of servicing your air con needs and has the right skill and experience to perform it. Before hiring a technician for home air conditioning service, however, it would certainly help if you will perform basic maintenance and troubleshooting to make it easier for the technician to identify and fix any existing issues.
Contact Port City Air Conditioning for air con servicing on the Sunshine Coast.
Our experienced team is there to service your air conditioner and make sure that it’s working in peak condition for when you need it most. Give us a call today to organise a clean or service of your air conditioner.