Filters, coils, and fins need regular maintenance for an air conditioner to function well. Neglecting this promises poor performance and will unfortunately cause a steady increase in energy use. Here are ways to help improve your comfort and the efficiency of your air conditioner.
Air Conditioner Filters
Routine replacement or cleaning of filters ensures the efficiency of your air conditioner. Clogged, dirty filters block normal airflow and reduce a system’s efficiency. Dirt may get into the evaporator coil and impair the coil’s heat-absorbing capacity. A clean filter can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5% to 15%.
For central air conditioners, filters are generally located along the return duct’s length. Room air conditioners have a filter mounted in the grill that faces into the room.
Some types of filters are reusable while others need replacing. They are available in different types and efficiencies.
Air Conditioner Coils
The evaporator coil and condenser coil collect dirt over their lifespan. This reduces airflow and insulates the coil, reducing its ability to absorb heat. Check your evaporator coil every year and clean it as necessary.
Dusty surroundings and nearby foliage make outdoor condenser coils dirty. It’s easy to see the condenser coil and the dirt collected on its fins. You should cut out dirt and debris near the condenser unit. This will allow adequate air flow around the condenser.
The aluminum fins on evaporator and condenser coils are easy to bend. This can block airflow through the coil. Use a tool called a fin comb that will comb these fins back into almost original condition.
When your air conditioner needs more than regular maintenance, hire a professional.
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