Air Conditioning Installation & Maintenance Tips
Whether an air conditioning system has been present within a home or if it’s only recently been installed – most owners will want to ensure the smooth operation of their unit well into the future. Most installations, like thosee A/Cs installed by DLElectrical will feature an internal unit, an external one and a collection of pipes and fittings to provide air flow. Each will require its own care to ensure ventilation remains active throughout use. Here are several tips to guarantee the proper care and maintenance.
Hire an expert
All HVAC systems rely on electrical current to power their features and so it can be very dangerous to tamper with the individual components if not properly qualified. The best option is to hire an electrician to check up on the condition of the unit – as well as maintain or repair it should it be necessary. They will be able to spot any potential issues, as well as treat them on the spot.
Keep the external fan clear
One of the most common areas requiring frequent maintenance is the exterior fan. As they are located on the outside of a home or property – they are often exposed to a variety of elements. It’s not uncommon for foliage and debris to begin to build up and if allowed to settle, the event can make it difficult for the device to spin and harvest air. Only ever access this component with all electricity switched off, or to be safe just give an AC specialist a call and have them take care of it for you.
Wiping dust away from the internal unit
The interior system will be responsible for emitting fresh, clean air into a room and if it remains unused for a while, it’s not uncommon for dust to settle on the inside and outside alike. When turned on again, this dust will be blown around a room and can be quite dangerous – not to mention causing a nuisance to those that suffer with allergies.
Fortunately, most AC models feature a removable fascia and they are quite easy to unclip, clean and then clip in to place again. Make sure that the electricity is switched off before attempting to clean any part of the unit – and use a dry, soft cloth to wipe away any traces of dust build-up. Alternatively, use a vacuum cleaner to suck away any extensive build-ups and then wipe down the area with a cloth.
These are just a few basic tips to help with the maintenance of an HVAC unit and if you notice any interruption in operation, or any causes for concern; contact a professional and have them take care of the task for you.