When the temperature is nearing 40 degrees Celsius on a scorching summer’s day, it can feel like a true luxury to have a working air conditioner provide much-needed relief. However, it’s easy to forget the importance of servicing our air conditioners on a regular basis. We relish the cool air they give us when in use, but when we don’t need them on, we simply put them out of mind.
S A Wilde Electrical provides a run-through of the importance of servicing your air conditioner and which components to look out for, ensuring you can enjoy the relief it offers when it’s needed.
Regular maintenance of your air conditioner is important to ensure it maintains optimum functioning efficiency throughout its years of service. Furthermore, it can greatly reduce health risks that are associated with poor air quality while saving you a significant amount of money on your power bill. This is because your air conditioner will be operating at the capacity that it is intended for, instead of using more energy to compensate for a dirty filter.
To ensure the efficiency of your air conditioner, it is imperative that you routinely clean or replace its filters. This is one of the most important tasks, as filters can become dirty or clogged over time, blocking normal airflow and crippling the system’s efficiency.
Not only can frequent cleaning or replacement of filters lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by up to 15%, but it can also improve the evaporator coil’s heat-absorbing capacity, which means better performance from your unit. You air conditioner’s filters will require even more attention if it is in constant use, or if you have furry pets in your home.
Your evaporator coil should be checked every year to ensure it is not covered in dust and dirt. Dirt can affect the efficiency of your system, as it reduces airflow and insulates the coil, lessening its ability to absorb heat. Although clean filters can prevent the evaporator coil from soiling quickly, it will still collect dirt over time, especially if it is an outdoor condenser coil that can be affected by environmental debris.
If you require experienced and professional electricians for maintenance work on your air conditioner, the team at SA Wilde Electrical can provide quality service. Call us today on 0431 832 430 to arrange for prompt assistance.