The purpose of an air conditioning unit is to filter the dust from the circulating air and replace it with fresh, clean air, destroying any bacteria along the way. So aside from cooling, air conditioning units have a medically advantageous effect and can aid in the protection of our health. Regular maintenance and repair is imperative to the efficiency of an air conditioning unit. Neglecting the unit’s basic maintenance will result in dusty and dirty filters, which will block the air flow. Severely clogged filters will cause a swift decline in the unit’s cooling performance, while rapidly increasing energy consumption. Regular maintenance will significantly reduce breakdowns and it is far cheaper to maintain the unit than it is to repair or replace its parts.
An understanding of how an air conditioning unit works is imperative to the smooth running of your system. At EFA we perform a series of diagnostic tests to ensure that the unit is functioning properly. This includes cleaning the condenser coil, as a dirty condenser coil will raise refrigerant pressures, in turn increasing electrical costs. A clean interior free from dust is vitally important to your condenser coils and evaporator. The thermostat will be checked to make sure it is accurate, as well as an inspection of the compressor fan and motor amp draw to ensure optimum performance and operational levels. All electrical connections will be examined to ensure safety and extend the life of your system.
Fresh air must be circulated through the condenser and evaporator coils, and it is important that the air conditioning unit does not become mixed with dust particles. The filters should be cleaned at least every other month for home applications and every 3 months in an office environment to prevent a build-up of bacteria. Without proper maintenance your system’s components will start to break down over time. An annual planned preventative maintenance program from EFAis all it takes to maintain your investment year after year. This will actually save you money in the long run as it is cheaper to repair than it is to replace most of your unit’s parts.