Split AC

Prepare Your Split AC for Summers

As the scorching summer months approach, one essential task to ensure your home remains cool and comfortable is preparing your split air conditioner. Once a year, professional maintenance and cleaning of your AC unit can significantly improve its efficiency and lifespan, keeping you cool and saving you money on energy bills whilst improving Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). In this article, we will guide you through the steps to make your split air conditioner summer-ready.

Professional Maintenance

It is essential to schedule professional HVAC maintenance at least once a year. A certified technician can inspect your split air conditioner thoroughly, identify potential issues, and ensure it is running at peak performance.

Safety First

Before diving into any maintenance task, always ensure your safety. Turn off the power supply to the air conditioner at the main breaker panel to avoid electrical accidents while working on the unit.

Clean the Air Filter

A clean air filter is crucial for efficient cooling and air quality. Remove the filter and inspect it for dirt and dust buildup. If it is clogged, clean it thoroughly. A clean filter ensures better airflow and reduces strain on the system. Filter Treatment will help you achieve improved airflow, prolonged asset life, reduction in energy consumption, and up to 12 months of protection against mould and bacteria.

Indoor Coil Cleaning

Then to remove biofilm on the indoor or evaporator coil use products like Coil Cleaner. This coil cleaner is specifically formulated to attack and remove all biofilm and organic deposits found on the coil.

Outdoor Coil Cleaning

Inspect the outdoor condenser unit for any debris, leaves, or dirt buildup. These obstructions can hinder airflow and reduce the unit’s efficiency. Ensure there is at least two feet of clear space around the unit for proper ventilation.

Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines to safely clean the coils. Typically, you will need to remove the protective grille and use a soft brush or a specialised coil cleaner to remove dirt and debris.

Check for Leaks

Inspect the refrigerant lines for any signs of leaks or damage. If you notice any issues, it is essential to contact a professional HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) technician to address them promptly. Refrigerant leaks not only impact cooling efficiency but also pose environmental hazards.

Condensation Drain Cleaning

Over time the build-up of contaminants and biofilm in condensate trays or drainslines can cause blockages. These blockages can potentially cause walls, carpets, and furniture damage due to water overflow.

Indoor Pan Tablets contain selected enzymes to minimise this build-up, helping to eliminate blockages and reduce the risk of property damage.

Straighten Bent Fins

Gently straighten any bent or damaged fins on the condenser unit using a fin comb or a similar tool. This ensures optimal airflow and cooling efficiency.

Lubricate Moving Parts

Refer to the brand owner’s manual for guidance on lubrication points and the use of the recommended lubricant to reduce the risk of damage.

Check the Thermostat

Calibrate your thermostat to ensure accurate temperature readings. If you have a programmable thermostat, consider setting a summer schedule that optimises cooling when needed and conserves energy when you are away.

Preparing your split air conditioner for the summer does not have to be a daunting task. By following these steps, you can enjoy a cool and comfortable home throughout the hot summer months while also increasing the efficiency and lifespan of your AC unit. Remember that professional maintenance is key to keeping your air conditioner summer-ready and your energy bills in check. If you would like to learn more, reach out to us through our website.

Should you need a recommendation for a Professional Air Conditioner Cleaning and Treatment company, reach out to us at info@aeris.com.au and we will be able to assist.