Have you ever wondered why is it important to get your air conditioner serviced and how often you need to get it done?
Experts suggest that an air conditioning service should be done every year. This is because conditioning units collect dust and debris when switched on which can prevent them from operating properly. For efficiency and full-performance maintenance, and to avoid headaches and unnecessary expenses, it is important to get your unit serviced regularly.
How is air conditioning service done?
1) Air filter cleaning – Air filters, as the name suggests, collect dust and dirt during operations. It is where all of the unwanted particles are filtered so that you don’t inhale them. A dirty filter can cause your air conditioner to malfunction. During an air conditioning service, the air conditioning specialist cleans the filter as well as the condenser fins.
2) Evaporator coil cleaning – Air conditioning services also include cleaning of dust and debris from the condenser coil and evaporator coil, as well as other key components of the air conditioner including the fan.
3) Drain cleaning and leakage check – Your technician will check for leaks during the air conditioning service and will fix the issue for you.
4) Coolant level check – After a number of years, some air conditioners stop cooling and one of the main reasons could be the lack of coolant. During an air conditioning service, coolant levels are checked to ensure that your unit still has the right amount.
An overall check of your air conditioning unit is also performed during an air conditioning service. Should the technician find any faults, he will suggest a repair or a replacement if necessary.
When is the best time to get your air conditioning unit serviced?
Experts suggest spring time as the best time of the year to get an air conditioning service done. In Brisbane, where temperatures can rise to 40+ degrees in the summer and air conditioners are used more often, autumn may be a good time to get this done as well so that it is ready for the winter time.
Generally, the processes of air conditioning service are the same for every type of unit, they vary slightly depending on whether the unit is window type, split type, ductless and so on.
Whatever type of air conditioning system you have, it is important to note that an air conditioning service should only be performed by professional and licensed technicians so call CLF Services today.