Friday, 20 November 2015
How To Service Your Aircon Before The New Year
First off, congratulations on purchasing your first home – it is a major milestone in your life goals. That aid, purchasing a home is only the beginning and arguably the easy part. It is the maintenance that proves to be a pain in the behind. To ensure that the level of comfort that your home provides you with today still remains several years down the line, there are some enhancements that you will need to make. One such enhancement is purchasing an air conditioning system and installing it. This system tends to influence the quality of internal air as well as its temperature. It is this regulation that provides comfort when the weather outside is shifting from one end of the spectrum to the other. When this system is new, like all other systems, it will function at its optimum. As a matter of fact, you will have little to no complaints about the product in particular. But as its ages, its efficiency reduces. This fact does not mean that you are relegated to watching as your comfort levels deteriorate. No, as a matter of fact, there are steps you can take to ensure that your Aircon works at its peak as you prepare to host family and friends for the Chinese New Year. Below is a guide to get you started.
Clean the filter
Sure there are many different air conditioning systems that vary in size, features as well as their installation. There are those that are connected to the main air ducts and are typically installed on the outside of the house and there are those that will be installed in the inside. The former air conditioning systems are most common. There are high chances that this is the type you have installed in your home. Given the fact that they are installed on the outside of the home, they tend to attract lots of dust and debris. As such, it goes without saying that the filter gets a thorough beating. The filters are intended to trap dust particles and other debris in the air as it is sucked into the house. With time, these filters collect too much dirt and debris that they end up getting clogged up thereby reducing the overall efficiency of the air conditioning system as a whole. As such, the first servicing step that you should take is cleaning the filter. Get rid of any dirt and debris that may have it clogged. Your system should resume to a silent hum as it cleans out the air.
Clean the compressor
This is one of the largest yet most delicate parts of an air conditioning system. Given its delicate nature, it is advised that you have a professional service it. As long as it is in perfect working condition, all the hired professional should do is remove, clean and then fix it back into the system. As he is doing this, he will ensure that all the electrical connections are insulated and that there are no misplaced wires. If you hire an experienced professional, they will not only clean out the compressor but also lubricate the compressor and its motor before fixing it back in place. This is to make sure that the moisture from the air does not corrode it. This servicing tip should have your aircon working at high performance throughout the Chinese New Year festivities.
Inspect the system for leaks
It is normal for several things to go undetected during an aircon inspection. As such, and to ensure that the inspection is as thorough as you would want it to be, you should ensure that there are no leaks in your system. There are several ways to tell if your system has a leak. If it takes a long time to cool and does not hit expected cooling levels. This may be a sign that the system is experiencing a Freon leak. These leaks may be caused by a number of factors, most of which are without your control. Regardless, the leaks cause the aircon to be inefficient at its work in maintaining a homeostatic environment. The good news is that a professional aircon cleaning expert can easily detect the location of the leak and seal it restoring the system to its original optimum working condition. Performing this service will see to it that several more years are added to the life of your aircon system
During installation, you probably noticed that a rubber seal was installed between the window frame and the conditioner. This prevented direct contact between the two. But this part over time gets damaged by the moisture leading to the loss of the compressed air. With the loss of compressed air, you will have to keep the system running for the better part of the day and night to be able to have the air in the home to your liking. This in turn translates to high energy bill. Attending to the damaged rubber seal will not only save you a great deal of money that you can inject into your New Year’s budget, but also provide you and your guests with the comfort you deserve as you enjoy the festivities.
Regularly call in an aircon servicing expert
Clearly, from the above tips, there are some DIY servicing procedures, and there are those that are best done by a professional owing to their delicacy and the risk that they pose. It is always a good idea to call in a professional once in a while to service your system as well as recommend various repairs to extend the life of the aircon system. You might think this to be an expensive venture, but consider the discomfort and the amount of money it costs to purchase a new air conditioning system, which is what you will be forced to do if proper care and maintenance is not given to the existing aircon system.
A point to note while you are choosing your aircon servicing expert, take your time. There are very many who claim to be professionals and end up being scams. Do your homework to be on the safe side of things.