It goes without saying that the regular air conditioning maintenance will help them to perform better. It is estimated that routine maintenance can help a unit to maintain up to 95% of its original operational efficiency and performance. This comes with benefits of better energy efficiency, lower humidity levels and fewer repairs.
Improved energy efficiency
As mentioned above, regular servicing will ensure that air conditioning systems run more efficiently. If the unit has problems such as clogged air filters and dirty condenser coils then the system will have to work harder to do its job, therefore using more energy. An inefficient air conditioning system will increase energy costs and create a larger carbon footprint, so something as simple as a routine service can make a big difference.
Keep air conditioning systems longer
So a regular service will extend operational life as well as saving money, but there’s always a limit on how long a unit is going to last. Taking correct care of a system will prevent faulty or malfunctioning parts that lead to stress on other components, so regular checks equals a better system.
See a drop in repair costs
Even when an air conditioning system appears to be working fine, there’s always a risk the entire system could stop working when it is least expected. This can result in costly emergency repairs which could have been avoided or managed through routine service and maintenance.
When our specialists at Ecomech come to service an air conditioning system they will check for damaged or worn parts as part of their process and will recommend any urgent replacements. This is why it is so important that components such as the condenser and filters are taken care of, therefore extending their lives and putting off the need to replace them.
Healthier air quality for everyone
Opening up the front panel and taking a look at the filter will reveal how well it is cleaning the air in a room, and unless it’s brand new or been cleaned very recently there will be plenty of dust built up in the filter. The more dust that accumulates in the unit the less effective the filter is at purifying the air. Regular services ensure that the filter is working as it should be and reduce internal deficiencies caused by a build-up of dust and debris. This also means that everyone is breathing in cleaner air.
How often an air conditioning system is serviced depends on several factors, including the model, its age and how it is being used. Experts will usually recommend a unit is serviced twice a year depending on its environment and the frequency of use.
Find an air conditioning servicing professional
When an air conditioner needs more than regular maintenance, find a professional service technician like us at Ecomech who have the industry knowledge to find and fix problems in the air conditioning system.
An AC specialist will be able to:
- Check the refrigerant is at the correct amount
- Use a leak detector to test for refrigerant leaks
- Catch refrigerant that needs to be evacuated from the system rather than illegally releasing it into the atmosphere
- Ensure there is no duct leakage in central systems
- Measure the airflow through the evaporator coil
- Make sure the heating system and cooling system don’t operate simultaneously and verify the electric control sequence is correct
- Inspect the electric terminals, tighten up and clean connections, and apply a non-conductive coating if required
- Oil the motors and check belts for signs of tightness and wear
- Check the accuracy of the thermostat.