The Importance of Air Conditioning Maintenance & Service

Installing any leading brand of air conditioning system that is available with reputed suppliers and installers would provide you with years of trouble free cooling.

There are a few tips in personal maintenance that you would need to apprise yourself and carry out if you intend getting the maximum benefits and optimum cooling from the air conditioning system that you have installed.

This exercise could be done by you regularly once the yearly maintenance is carried out and you are into the summer and need the air conditioning to provide you cooling right through the season, without regular breakdowns.

These simple steps would have to be your responsibility and no service personnel could ensure that these are adequately addressed unless due to your carelessness a breakdown happens and they call on you to rectify it for which you may have to dole out charges unnecessarily for advice as well.

The two most popular systems used today in homes and offices are the ducted air conditioning and the split system air conditioning both of which have an indoor unit and an outdoor unit, connected by rubber and tape insulated copper refrigerant piping.

It is imperative that the outdoor unit is placed in a location where there is no obstruction caused when it is operational as the fan which blows out the hot air from the condenser needs to have free access to do so or it could heat up the outdoor unit and cause it to pack up or drop its efficiency levels in providing cooling.

The other factor is to ensure that the outdoor unit is stable and either on firma terra or if it is on a bracket fixed on the wall that the bracket is sturdy enough and has not corroded due to the elements and if so replacing the bracket is advisable.

There is a water drainage from the indoor unit and it has to be checked regularly to ensure that it is not blocked or damaged because if that happens water would start leaking from the indoor unit and if it is a ducted air conditioning unit the water would also damage the concealed ceiling and if it is a split system air conditioning the water could damage the wall or floor.

The indoor unit of the air conditioning system is equipped with an air filter which can be conveniently removed washed cleaned and then replaced and this chore should be carried out as often as possible but if you are in an area that is prone to constant dust in the air, then it is imperative that the air filter is checked every week.

Yearly professional maintenance prior to the beginning of summer is imperative and a thorough check of all the components would give you solace when the summer heat really gets at you.

Reactive servicing with your air conditioning system would not be a very good idea as service personnel would be stretched to their limits during this time hence attending to your service prior to the beginning of summer would be advisable.

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