Air conditioners in your home air system are machines with many important parts. It is extremely important to make sure each one of these parts is functioning properly and to its fullest extent. If these parts are not functioning correctly they can increase your energy cost, reduce the amount of cool air that gets pumped into your household or even destroy the air conditioner completely.
The three parts that require the most attention and maintenance in an air conditioner are the air conditioners filters, coils, and fins. Each one of these parts should be taken delicate care of if you want your air conditioner to how it is supposed to.
Your air conditioners filter should be cleaned every 30 days to ensure airflow is not being restricted and it is working to its maximum potential.
A dirty filter can lead to many problems such as failure of the entire air conditioning system, your air conditioner is not keeping your house cool enough, your air conditioner has to work harder, and your energy bill increases.
It is important to note that if your filter is ripped or has a tear, it is necessary to replace the said filter.
The air conditioners evaporator and condenser coils are what keeps your house cool. These coils can build up a serious amount of dirt and debris over the years. This buildup of dirt can insulate the coils which makes them work less effectively. Every year you should take a look at your coils and clean them off. Also, it is a good idea to place your home air system unit somewhere there is not a lot of dirt or potential for foreign objects to enter.
The coil fins in your home air system’s air conditioner direct the airflow towards the coils. These coils are very easily bent and can cause disruptions in the airflow. A bent fin is not a broken fin, however. You must simply straighten out the fin and it will work well as new. You can even purchase a fine comb to make this job easier.
Neglecting maintenance on these parts guarantees that your air conditioner will not function to its maximum potential, and you could risk permanently damage your air conditioner as well as increase your energy bill.