How should a new AC be serviced?
In any case, the right person to carry out the maintenance has to be a professional in the area. They know exactly how to maintain each type of air conditioner.
What any user can do is regularly clean AC filters in order to avoid the accumulation of external agents in them because that may limit airflow and reduce the AC’s operation.
The steps to remove the front panel and reach indoor unit filters should be indicated in each AC’s proprietary manual.
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When should AC filters be cleaned?
The filters in the AC indoor unit should be cleaned fortnightly. Now, in case your AC is located in a place where there is a lot of dust or pollution, you should clean it weekly or every ten days at least.
The efficiency of an AC will depend on its filters’ state. If these are clogged by dirt, they should be replaced by neat ones.
Is it necessary to periodically re-gas an AC?
If an AC is installed properly, you will not need to re-gas it.
Pipe joints must be adequately coupled to avoid problems such as pipe wear or other unforeseen causes. If this is not correct, there can be refrigerant leaks in your AC that would eventually make it necessary to re-gas the unit.
It should be noted that aircon professionals are the only individuals who are qualified to check and correct ACs gas leaks.
What are some signs that you need aircon maintenance?
When the air con refrigerant spills, it must be solved immediately. Otherwise, it could cause health damage to users.
Unexpected Noises and Unpleasant Odors
When the AC presents infrequent noises it should be checked. The AC has to be turned off immediately when the sound of metal scraping is heard, as leaving it to operate in these conditions could cause it to eventually get damaged.
On the other hand, when the air conditioner smells musty, there is probably mould in the ducts, and if it smells like burnt plastic, it may be due to the AC cable coating is burning.
AC does not cool
If the air con is not cooling the area, it is necessary to call a professional to service or repair it. If the thermostat has the lowest temperature and the AC emits hot air through its vents, the compressor is faulty. On the other hand, the AC may not cool because it needs to be regassed.
An increase in AC Temperature
If your AC’s temperature is increased, it is possible that the unit has damaged components, dirty coils, or needs regassing.
AC blows less than usual
There are several reasons that can cause less air to blow:
- Blocked filters
- Blocked ducts
- Compressor failure
It is important to emphasize that a professional in the area is the best person to detect the faults for which your equipment does not work well and the only one who can do air conditioning maintenance or repair it if necessary.
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