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.

The Importance Of Cleaning Your Heat Pump


With summer coming quickly, before you know it, you might be relying on your air conditioner on a daily basis just to stay comfortable in your home. Of course, if your AC system has been laying dormant during the winter, and you haven't even powered it on for a few months, it is bound to need some servicing. It is usually a good idea to do some basic cleaning and maintenance to your HVAC system between winter and summer so your AC can be as efficient as possible. Here are the best things to do in order to make your AC more efficient

When it comes to AC maintenance, there is not just one component that needs to be cleaned. That is, there are several small components that all need to be properly cleaned and maintained on a regular basis to keep your system as efficient as possible. If one small component is not properly cleaned, it could affect the functionality of another one. It can then have a domino effect, causing your entire system to become less efficient. For instance, if your condenser coils are not clean, your heat pump will not be efficient, and your air temperatures might not be accurate. Ultimately, this can all lead to a system which uses more electricity to produce less cold air, meaning you're paying more for less.

Clean the Condenser Coils

When it comes to prepping your AC system for the summer, you want to uncover your heat pump and clean the condenser coils. The heat pump is the large appliance on the outside of your home, which you might just refer to as your air conditioner. Even though it is called a heat pump, it is responsible for making the inside of your home colder, not hotter. In fact, the heat pump draws warm air out of your home and circulates cold air into it.

This is obviously a oversimplification of the process, but all you need to know is that the condenser coil on the outside of your heat pump need to be kept as clean as possible. So, you want to cover your heat pump during the winter. This way the coils don't get as dirty. But, you'll probably still need to clean the coils by simply washing them out with water. You can spray them down with a strong stream from your house. You don't need to scrub your coils with anything. Try to just use water, so you don't damage or bend the coils.

Contact a company, like Laroc Refrigeration-Metal Division, for more help.


8 February 2018