How to Clean and Maintain a Central Air Conditioner

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Central air conditioners are not overly demanding when it comes to cleaning and maintenance. However, this is no excuse for you to ignore their regular maintenance. In fact, routine cleanings and maintenance help improve a central AC’s performance and longevity. Whether you install your central air conditioner at your home, office or shop, make sure you keep its vents and appliances clean to help the system run at its best for years. Even when you hire a aircon servicing singapore provider for its regular maintenance, there are certain steps that only you can take to ensure its optimum performance.

Top Maintenance Tips for Central Air Conditioners 

First things first, know about the components of a central air conditioner. There are mainly two components – a condenser and an evaporator. The outdoor unit consists of the condenser and a compressor that help to release heat from the inside to the outside of your home. On the other hand, the indoor unit comes with the evaporator, which reduces humidity inside the room, and makes it easier to cool the room. Different tools and methods are used to clean the different parts of a central air conditioner.

• Cleaning the outdoor unit – You need to clean the outdoor unit, which includes the compressor and the condenser, with water every few months. You can use your garden hose and a light brush to remove the dirt. Make sure that you unplug the air conditioner before cleaning the unit with water.

For the best results, consider spraying water from the top of the unit, so that the waters flows downward and washes away any dirt or dust particles accumulated on the condenser coils. Use the light brush to get rid of any dark spots. You should be extra careful when cleaning any intricate parts of the coil; or you may end up damaging some parts while cleaning.

• Cleaning the indoor unit – The evaporator coil and the condensate drain in the indoor unit need to be checked regularly for any leakage. The condensate drain pipes are more susceptible to wear and tear due to constant exposure to moisture. You need to keep the area as clean and dry as possible to prevent or at reduce any risk of leakage. It is also important to clean the evaporator coil regularly. While cleaning, the delicate parts of the coil should be handled with care. It is advisable that you should hire professionals for the job.

How you operate or handle your central air conditioner is also important. You can take some simple steps or change some of your existing habits to help extend your AC’s life span. For instance, when the air conditioner is running, you should switch on your ceiling fans to take the pressure off the AC. Moreover, consider insulating your walls and make sure that all doors and windows are closed to prevent cool air inside the room from escaping outside.

Finally, do not forget to hire a reliable company for regular maintenance and chemical wash at regular intervals.

Contact Us at Billy Aircon if we can assist you of taking care of cooling your homes.

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