10 essential guidelines for split ac maintenance
Regular air conditioner maintenance and service of parts such as filters, coils, fins, drains, and other components are critical for the AC unit’s efficient performance. Negligence in the service and cleaning of a split ac leads to decreased cooling capacity and unit damage.
The following are 10 crucial split ac maintenance guidelines:
Regular clean up and maintenance of air filters
Dirty and clogged air filters restrict normal air movement and impair the cooling capability of the AC system. When the filter becomes extremely dirty, the air flowing within bypasses it, and passes dirt directly to the evaporator coil, causing the cooling coils to become soiled. Cleaning the air filter should be done at least once a month. Clean air filters regularly to ensure proper cooling. If you have pets with fur cleaning the air conditioner becomes more critical.
Cleaning the coils of the evaporator
Protect the cooling coils from dust and debris with a clean air filter. Even yet, dirt and debris get collected on coils over time. This deposition and coverage limit the heat-absorbing capacity of the coils, affecting the cooling process in the room. Cleaning and regular service of the evaporator coils are essential.
Condenser coil maintenance
The condenser and fan unit are outside the house (in all types of AC). The outside dust environment, falling leaves, rain, and wind, among other things, dirt the condenser coils. The condenser and compressor heat up due to the poor heat dissipation (the compressor is near the condenser coil). Due to the dust and debris, hot air and heat have difficulty escaping outside. As a result, cleaning the condenser coil is critical for the condenser to function properly on a yearly basis.
Coil Fins Cleaning
The aluminium fins on the condenser and evaporator coils are visible. Over time, dust and dirt collect on the fins. To keep the evaporator and condenser safe, clean the coil fins regularly.
The evaporator and condenser coils’ aluminium fins are easily bent and can restrict airflow. A tool known as a “fin comb” is available from air conditioning wholesalers to comb these fins back into virtually original shape.
Unclog the drain at the back of the house.
If the drain at the back end becomes clogged, water that accumulates inside the AC has nowhere to go and drips into the room through any opening. The humidity level in the room rises when the water in the air conditioner has nowhere to go.
During the winter, cover the compressor unit.
Cover the compressor unit with a cloth during the winter(when your AC is not in use). It will obstruct dust and dirt from entering the unit.
Remember to plan an air conditioning service
Always call an ac service professional for comprehensive cleaning and service of your split aircon system before the summer season begins.
Check an ac service specialist inspects all of the AC components, such as the coils, compressor, fins, filters, and drains, and conducts the necessary service.
Getting a Pro
When your air conditioner requires more than routine maintenance, such as when it fails to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature, hire a professional service specialist. A certified professional diagnosed and repaired any problems with your air conditioning system.
Water leaking from an air conditioner outside
It’s usual for the water to flow outer of your air conditioner on a hot or humid day, especially when the machine is running. Water leak happens outside in cold weather as the unit might freeze and leak water when it melts. Other causes of water leakage from your split central air conditioner include:
- clogged air filters
- Incorrect installation
- Drainage pipe clogged
- Low levels of coolant
- Condensate pan with a crack
Noises from the air conditioner
Depending on the sort of malfunction, a split central air conditioner might emit different sounds.
There are various possible causes for unusual noises from your air conditioner:
- Clicking sounds while turning on and off your air conditioner can be a relay issue.
- Noises like thudding, rattling, or pounding indicate a blower or motor assembly problem.
- The compressor or fan motor makes a shrieking sound.
- A buzzing sound signals faulty electrical components.
A split system air conditioner’s installation is a critical task. The AC unit will provide you with optimal performance if installed correctly. If you want to save money on repairs and maintenance, you should only hire specialists to install your air conditioner.
Maintaining your air conditioner can save you money on energy, and it will also help you avoid costly early replacement. Air conditioner maintenance is crucial for energy efficiency, comfort, occupant health, and overall unit function.
These guidelines will help you to maintain ac. For technical support or more queries, contact Hitachi customer care.