How To Maintain Your Air Conditioner

The evaporator coil and the condenser coil of the AC gets soiled and dirty within months and years of service. The evaporator coil gets dusty and soiled with time although clean filters delay the process. To keep the heat absorbing capacity of the evaporator coil in its normal efficiency, check and clean your evaporator coil once in a year.

The condenser coil which is part of your outdoor AC unit collects dirt most quickly. The condenser coil collects the heat from the inside of your home and throws it outside into the hot air. It is responsible for helping the AC Unit cool more efficiently. The condenser unit has to move a lot of air in and out and the fan cannot work properly if it is congested with dust and dirt.

The more the dirt, the condenser unit will consume more power. Cleaning once or twice a year is sufficient. But you may require Air Conditioning  for proper and safe cleaning of the coils.

Unclog Condensate Drain Pipe

The condensate drain pipe of your AC should be regularly checked and cleaned in case it is clogged with dirt. Sometimes, it can also get clogged due to the growth of algae and mildew inside the pipe. If clogged, water will drip from the condensate drain pipe and this can also affect the capacity of the AC unit to reduce humidity. Pass a stiff wire through the drain pipe occasionally or you can also use bleach to get rid of algae and mildew. You can also ask for technician support.

Hiring a building inspector to check the overall condition of your house is a must. In doing so, they will be able to see if there is a faulty electrical wiring which can harm you and your family if unnoticed.

Don’t forget to keep the evaporative cooler clean. Use a brush for this.