When it comes to maintaining your home's air conditioning unit, there are many things you can do to keep the system in good working order, including cleaning the front of the grills and replacing the furnace filter, so that the unit doesn't work so hard to blow air into the home. However, it's still good to have a professional inspect and maintain that unit regularly, meaning every 6 months to a year or even more often if needed, to ensure the system is always in good working order. Note a few reasons why you should schedule professional ac maintenance for your home's air conditioner rather than assuming that your DIY inspections are sufficient, and what that professional contractor might do for the unit itself.
Testing the thermostat
Your home's thermostat may need some calibration to ensure the air conditioner is not cycling on and off more often than it should. If the thermostat is not reading the room's temperature properly and not communicating properly with the air conditioner itself, the unit can come on more often than it should, stay on longer than needed and suffer added wear and tear unnecessarily. This can also increase your energy consumption and electric bills. A professional can check the calibration of the thermostat and make adjustments, or note if it needs outright replacement.
Testing the blower motor
If the blower motor of the air conditioner is pulling in too many amps to function, this often means that it's struggling to work and is about to fail. It's good to have this motor replaced before it breaks down, so that you're not stranded during the warmest summer days without a functioning air conditioner. The motor is also wasting electricity when it's pulling in these added amps, so replacing it can mean lowering your energy bills.
Test refrigerant levels
A common mistake homeowners make when maintaining their own air conditioning is to assume that the unit should have as much refrigerant as the reservoir case can hold. This can be a mistake, as this can mean too much pressure inside the unit when the refrigerant is compressed and then circulates, leading to eventual leaks. If there isn't enough refrigerant in the unit, this will result in not enough cooling in the home. A professional will know how to test the refrigerant levels in your home's air conditioning unit, and how to add or remove some of this material if needed, to keep the system functioning properly.Share
29 November 2017
Most modern Australian homes rely heavily on electrical power. Unfortunately, not many people realise just how much they rely on electrical power until the power supply to their home is disrupted in some way. There are a number of steps you can take which will help to protect the electricity supply to your home. I am not an electrical contractor, but after a couple of power failures, I have learnt an awful lot from the professional contractors who came out to repair the wiring and fuses in my home. I hope this blog will help you to keep the lights on in your property.