Basic Maintenance For Your Central Air Conditioner
Though more and more people are now discovering the mighty benefits of central air conditioner, very few people are actually getting it installed in their homes. And the main reason behind is that they tend to believe that a central air conditioner requires heavy maintenance. Well, to speak frankly, all electrical equipments require maintenance for smooth service. It might be surprising, but you can perform the basic maintenance of your central air conditioner all by your own.
Here is a list of useful tips to assist you perform the basic maintenance –
The big unit which sits outside the house is called the condenser and is actually responsible for cooling the coils. You need to ensure that the area around the condenser is clear of leaves, bushes, grasses, etc so that the fan can breathe and gets the maximum air. In addition, also ensure that there is nothing blocking the vents. If required, you may lubricate the fan as per the manual instructions.
Inspect and clean the air filters regularly (every month) especially during the hot summer months. In addition, depending upon the usage, do not hesitate to replace the filters at an interval of 60 to 90 days.
As the drain pipe is the only way, the central air conditioner has to eliminate the cool water generated in the system; you need to ensure that the drain pipe is unclogged and clean. If it gets clogged, it may ruin floors, carpets, ceilings and literally anything.
Air Conditioner Maintenance Video.
You should never clean the interiors of the ac unit with a hose and water. Performing maintenance is assured to damage the system and may even cause electrical shock. If you find that a lot of dust and dirt have collected inside the unit, try and vacuum them.