Like all appliances, air conditioners need a little TLC to perform optimally, and it’s the ACs that haven’t been kept in top-notch condition that tend to struggle the most in hot weather.
Regular maintenance ensures you won’t lose your cool once the weather warms up. It also prevents untimely replacement, which is common in unmaintained units. Here one of the leading HVAC installation contractors, A-1 Comfort Care Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, discusses the essential parts of your air conditioner that need regular attention.
Outside fan. The outside fan is responsible for transferring heat from your unit to your home’s exterior. When it no longer functions properly, the problem will lead to overheating. Your compressor’s performance will also be affected. Regular maintenance and cleaning are essential to keeping the fan in tip-top shape.
Filters. While an air conditioner can function without the air filter, dust and dirt in the air will quickly collect on AC components and possibly damage them without the filter in place. Install an efficient-enough filter and you can even improve indoor air quality while the air conditioner operates.
Condenser. When there’s moisture in your AC, a corrosive substance may form once the moisture reacts with the oil of the compressor. This can damage the condenser and other essential parts of your air conditioning unit. Cleaning the condenser with a chemical-based solution will remove the corrosive acids from your AC. Only professional air conditioning repair service providers can fix this problem.
Drain pipes. When your drainage system is clogged, your AC won’t produce sufficient cooling. You can clean the drain channels yourself using a copper wire, but it’s best to hire an AC technician to remove clogs from your drain tubes.
Evaporator coil. The evaporator coil is responsible for extracting heat and humidity from the air. Cleaning your coils with your vacuum cleaner will get rid of dirt buildup. When cleaning the coils, be sure to include the aluminum fins as well. Use a soft brush when cleaning the fins to avoid bending them.
Extend the life of your air conditioning unit by regularly maintaining these parts. Not only will you save money on repair or replacement, you’ll also ensure your AC continues to produce cool air.
Let our technicians take care of air conditioner maintenance, repairs and tune-ups all-year-round. A-1 Comfort Care Heating, Cooling & Plumbing is a residential HVAC services provider that offers quiet, efficient air conditioning systems for maximum indoor air quality and comfort.
If you’re interested in talking to an expert about our air conditioning services, give us a call at (732) 993-3931 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve clients in Wall and Freehold, NJ.