ONGOING MAINTENANCE TO HELP YOU KEEP YOUR COOL
We know the importance of ensuring that your air conditioning system operates with full efficiency at all times. We guarantee all our work, which is why we provide ongoing regular maintenance services for your air conditioning equipment. We can supply our customers with a HVAC maintenance contract, devising a schedule that fits in with your business operation. It could be monthly, quarterly, 6 monthly or annually, ensuring a cost-effective plan to protect and extend the life of your investment. This keeps energy costs down, and minimizes the possibility of disruption to your home or workplace. An air conditioning unit requires regular maintenance to function effectively and efficiently throughout its years of service. Neglecting necessary maintenance ensures a steady decline in air conditioning performance while energy use steadily increases.
AIR CONDITIONER FILTERS
The most important maintenance task that will ensure the efficiency of your air conditioner is to routinely replace or clean its filters. Clogged, dirty filters block normal airflow and reduce a system’s efficiency significantly. With normal airflow obstructed, air that bypasses the filter may carry dirt directly into the evaporator coil and impair the coil’s heat-absorbing capacity. Replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5% to 15%.
AIR CONDITIONER COILS
The air conditioner’s evaporator coil and condenser coil collect dirt over their months and years of service. A clean filter prevents the evaporator coil from soiling quickly. In time, however, the evaporator coil will still collect dirt. This dirt reduces airflow and insulates the coil, reducing its ability to absorb heat. To avoid this problem, check your evaporator & condenser coil every year and clean it as necessary.
Occasionally condensate drain lines may clog up with dried dirt or sludge. Clogged drains may result in the overflow of water, which could damage your ceiling, walls and paintwork and whatever is located beneath the system.
HIRING A PROFESSIONAL
These basic point checks should be regularly conducted on your system by a professional:
Check for correct amount of refrigerant in the system
Check for signs of oil around the compressor & pipe connections signifying a refrigerant leak
Test for refrigerant leaks using a leak detector if oils are present
Capture any refrigerant that must be evacuated from the system, instead of illegally releasing it to the atmosphere
Check & clean return air filters
Check evaporator & condenser coils, clean if necessary
Check operation of condensate drain, clear if blocked
Check for and seal duct leakage in ducted systems
Measure airflow through the evaporator coil
Verify the correct electric control sequence and make sure that the heating system and cooling system cannot operate simultaneously
Inspect electric terminals, clean and tighten all connections
Oil motors and bearings, check belts & pulleys for tightness and wear
Check the accuracy of the thermostat
Check time clocks are switching on and off the systems at the correct settings
General cleaning and upkeep of the unit.