A clean and fresh air is bliss. This is a well known fact, especially to those living in urban and polluted areas. Technology has given us the power to control not only the temperature of air using air conditioners, but also to regulate its cleanliness. Moreover, how can you achieve a pure, temperature controlled air throughout the year? The answer is, only through proper maintenance and servicing.
All appliances wear out after some time due to mechanical friction and natural wear and tear of parts. However, the longevity can be increased with good servicing routine. This servicing should include cleaning of parts that are susceptible to dirt accumulation, overhauling of parts that are susceptible to friction and remove obstructions from areas that require circulated air venting.
Air conditioning services are complicated and cannot be done by a simple do it yourself kit. This requires trained technicians who can assess problems and provide the correct solution to it. Many servicing agencies are available in the country that provide such maintenance and repair service packages.
A typical servicing package will offer to look after the following:
Clean the filters. Dirt filled filters cannot filter air efficiently. The air conditioning unit will have to work overtime which would mean that it has to consume loads of electricity and pose a potential danger for permanent damage to your cooling unit.
Another important part of the air conditioner that needs maintenance is the thermostat. The temperature is regulated by the thermostat. The engineers will set the temperature according to the requirement or according to the seasonal temperature. Cooling temperature will also differ depending on the room size.
The service person will make sure the air vents are obstruction free. If the hot air cannot go out, the A/C will just be giving you bulky bills.
At the outside, the inlet to fresh air should be clear. The person will take care to see that the outer unit that exchanges clean air has clean filters and has good clearance to take in fresh air. Ultimately, fresh and clean air is what we need.
Another trivial thing is keeping the A/C straight. Uneven surfaces can cause accumulation of warm air as water. Accumulated water is a breeding place of germs and electrical troubles.
Finally, on your part, just keep a watch for any sound that your air conditioner produces. It might be an early sign of ‘need for maintenance’.
Air conditioning equipments need maintenance. Based on the wear and tear, the frequency of repairs and servicing may differ. By regular servicing, you will not only prolong the life of the air conditioner, but also save yourself from spending loads of money on major repairs and damages. Take proper care of your A/C to utilize it fully.