The worst thing you would ever experience during the cold months of winter or the extremely hot months of summer is a dysfunctional air conditioning unit. luckily, you do not have to resign to fate and continue getting annoyed all the time thanks to some tried and tested AC maintenance hacks documented on here. Here are some of the basic maintenance tips to get you started on a functional and effective air conditioning unit throughout the year.
How about you start by ensuring you have a clean air conditioning unit to avoid compromising on the quality of air that comes you’re your unit. The process of cleaning the fins is quite simple and straightforward when you remove the fan cage from the outer part of the unit. Once you have access to the fins, you can then use a soft bristled vacuum or even clean using your hands. There are also specialized fin sprays in the market that you can use especially when faced with stubborn dirt. While at it, you might want to take the time to straighten the fins of your unit. This ensures the amount and quality of air flowing through the fins is at its optimal.
The third indispensable tip when it comes to AC maintenance is ensuring you change the blower filter at least twice every year. Most of the info. you will find online will advice on changing the blower filters once before summer sets in and once before winter. Just a quick tip here is to ensure the filter you use has the same airflow rating as the one you are removing. You will know your condensate drain tube needs to be checked when you notice a pool of water on the furnace when the AC is running.
When condensate accumulates for a long time it will lead to piled up bacteria which will ultimately lead to slime formation. Now, when slime comes into the picture, it means the pan drain tube will be compromised, and your unit will not function properly. The next important part of your AC that needs to be maintained and cleaned on a regular basis is the evaporator coil which is found on the inside of the AC furnace. It is found on the AC furnace, and once you unscrew it from the door, you can easily clean it using a soft brush. Now, this could also be an opportune time to take some bleach and put in warm soapy water so you can clean the drain pan. Even so, it is highly recommended that you have a professional come in and check your AC unit if you are unsure of what needs to be done and especially when there is some squeaky sound coming from the unit.