An Air Conditioner, like any other household appliance, requires proper operation and regular Air Conditioning Repair and Service, which is especially important before the start of the summer season when the equipment must operate at full capacity. Pre-season maintenance of the Air Conditioner provided by SDAC Heating and Air Conditioning is fully justified because in the hot summer in your house there will be coolness and comfort, which is impossible to imagine without such a device.
What is Pre-season Air Conditioning Maintenance?
Seasonality for a modern Air Conditioner is a rather abstract concept because in most cases we are not dealing with an Air Conditioner but with a real split system. Such a system can work not only in the hot summer for cooling but also in the cold season when it is necessary to heat the room. Thus, in one calendar year, there may be two seasons at once when Air Conditioning is needed. If you use your Air Conditioner only in summer for cooling, then it is enough to carry out pre-season preparation once a year, immediately before the start of operation.
What is the Pre-season Preparation of the Air Conditioner?
Pre-season preparation of the Air Conditioner consists of the following list of works:
- Air Conditioner diagnostics – the technician must check the operation of the Air Conditioner in all available modes and identify possible causes of incorrect or insufficiently efficient operation.
- The Air Conditioner filters must be washed and cleaned of dust. The filter of the indoor unit of the Air Conditioner can quickly become clogged with dust, therefore, with each pre-season preventive preparation, it is washed under running water. It will not be superfluous to wash it in subsequent use once a month, this is done quite simply.
- Cleaning and washing of the Air Conditioner, namely the indoor unit, are carried out during each pre-season preparation of the device, respectively, once a year or two, depending on the frequency of use. It is better to entrust the work to an experienced technician because deep cleaning of the indoor unit involves partial disassembly of the equipment.
The external unit periodically needs to be washed with special tools with a jet of water under pressure. It can be washed either with plain water or with a cleaning solution with a special consistency. For such work, it is better to invite an experienced SDAC specialist. Flushing the outdoor unit is relevant once every three years.
Freon recharging – during normal domestic use of the Air Conditioner, the cooling circuit can lose up to 8% of freon per year due to natural evaporation. Accordingly, the Air Conditioner must be refueled periodically, otherwise, its work loses all efficiency. Topping up the Air Conditioner with refrigerant requires skills, abilities, and the availability of specialized tools.
What happens if you do not carry out preventive Air Conditioning and Heating Repair and Service? Irregular maintenance of the Air Conditioner will predictably reduce the efficiency of the device. The complete absence of preventive measures for the pre-seasonal preparation of the Air Conditioner can lead to a breakdown and the associated costly repair of the device.
What are the Consequences of not Pre-seasoning the Air Conditioner?
Poor cooling or poor heating is the most common result of severely soiled Air Conditioners. In this case, it greatly loses its efficiency, and in the most advanced cases, the pollution is so strong that the Air Conditioner overheats and simply turns off, further operation of the device becomes impossible.
If during the operation of the Air Conditioner, an unpleasant smell appears, it occurs most often after some downtime. Also, an unpleasant odor may appear due to the lack of regular cleaning of the filters of the indoor unit. Such events not only negatively affect the operation of the Air Conditioner itself but also our health. So, you should immediately consider the Air Conditioner and Furnace Repair and Service.
If water flows from the indoor unit of the Air Conditioner most often this is a consequence of the drainage system contamination. Condensate during the operation of the Air Conditioner cannot naturally leave, accumulates, and begins to drain from the indoor unit. In addition to domestic inconvenience, the leakage of the indoor unit contributes to the spread of pathogenic bacteria and microorganisms.
To ensure the smooth operation of your Air Conditioner, contact an SDAC Heating and Air Conditioning specialist right now. Call us or leave a request on the website, and we will contact you promptly to offer Heating and Air Conditioning Repair and Service.