A new air conditioner is effective and has high performance. To maintain its efficiency, you need to service it. The best time to carry out maintenance service is just before the winter or summer seasons sets in. This is because the unit is in constant use during the two seasons.
There are three main parts of an air filter that needs to be regularly maintained for your air conditioner to work well. Neglecting air conditioning maintenance in Phoenix AZ leads to a decline in the performance of the air conditioner.
Air conditioner filter
You need to clean or replace the air filters as they reduce the efficiency of the system if they are dirty or clogged. When the filters are dirty or clogged they obstruct the airflow and dirty air passes through the filter to the evaporator coil leading to poor heat absorption by the coil. The energy consumption of your air filter can be reduced by 5 to 15% just by replacing a clogged or dirty air filter.
The filters in a room air conditioner are located in the grill while in central air conditioners; the filters are along the return ducts. During cooling seasons, clean or replace the filter after two months.
Air conditioner coils
There are two coils; condenser coils and evaporator coils. The two coils collect a lot of dirt but the level of dirt collected can be reduced by having a clean air filter. When dirt collects around the evaporator coil, it insulates the coil and reduces the air flow. When this happens, the coil is incapable of absorbing heat.
The condenser coil can also get dirty if the environment is dusty or if there is vegetation in the neighborhood. As part of air conditioning maintenance in phoenix AZ, remove debris and dirt near the condenser unit, trim foliage around the area and ensure there is a 0.6 meters allowance around the condenser.
They are found on the condenser and evaporator coils. The fins are made from aluminum and can bend easily. Unfortunately, when the fins bend, air flowing to the coils is blocked. To remedy the situation, buy a “fin comb” and comb the fins to their original position.
Talk to our air conditioning experts at Custom Cooling and Plumbing if you need your air filter to be inspected and maintenance service to be carried out. We have the experience and skill needed to take care of your unit. An ineffective unit leads to high energy consumption so you end up paying high energy bills.