Exploring The Importance Of Air Conditioner Maintenance

Hello, my name is Darby Aldrich. I would like to talk to you about the importance of maintaining your air conditioning system. When I moved to a hot climate, I did not realize how vital having a running air conditioner was for living comfortably. When the unit just stopped working one day, the temperature inside the house rivaled the piping hot weather outdoors. We had to go to the community center to keep the kids from feeling sick. While we were gone, we had a local HVAC contractor fix the unit. She let us know that some simple maintenance tasks would prevent that situation in the future. I will use this site to closely explore those tasks in great detail. I hope you can use the information to keep your air conditioner running like new. Thanks.

Why Your Air Conditioning System Is Inefficient


It can be exhausting waiting for a central air conditioner to cool the house down on an extremely hot day. If you have no idea why the system is suddenly only producing air at a low pressure, you should turn your attention to the air handler. The air handler is actually made up of several important parts that are responsible for producing a satisfactory amount of air. In order to resolve the problem with your system, you might need to get a few of the parts repaired. In this article, you will learn about the parts of an air handler that might need some professional attention.

1. The Motor is Getting Weak

One of the parts contained in an air handler is a motor. The motor is actually the most important part because it is what is used for giving energy to the fan in the handler. Basically, the fan must have a sufficient amount of energy in order for it to rotate and produce a sufficient amount of air. It is a good ideal to get the motor examined by a technician to find out if it is weaker than it should be. An electrical problem or normal wear can lead to an air handler motor getting weak.

2. Parts of the Fan Are Covered in Rust

Parts that are connected to the fan can become rusty as a central air conditioning system gets old. Rust can lead to the fan not spinning in a speedy manner. You then end up with the problem that you are experiencing with only a little air coming through the ventilation system. Rusty fan parts need to be replaced.

3. Fan Blades Are Problematic

The fan blades play an important role in the amount of air that is produced. If the blades are bent out of shape, they might only produce a small amount of air. It is not likely that an air conditioning installation technician will be able to replace a single blade if it is bent. He or she might have to replace the fan altogether to resolve the problem.

4. Dirt is Causing Parts to Malfunction

Dirt is the type of thing that can interfere with the functionality of all of the parts that are in an air handler. The best thing about dealing with dirt is that it can easily be cleaned by a professional. If dirt is the problem, your air conditioner should become more efficient as soon as the air handler parts have been cleaned.


30 April 2017