Have you been wondering how to get more mileage out of your air conditioning unit living on the Sunshine Coast? To ensure your air-conditioner continues to run efficiently all year round, it is imperative to arrange to have a certified technician attend to your property and perform a preventive maintenance service at either annual or bi-annual intervals. Servicing your system with a qualified technician will also ensure your warranty stays valid. Here at Temper Troops, we have qualified refrigeration technicians to ensure that your system is serviced correctly and operating at its full potential. Not only will servicing ensure a healthy life-span of your system, it will also maintain your systems operating efficiency.
Replace Old Air Filters
Tuning up your AC annually will guarantee that it is running properly and is not costing you more than it should. One way to make sure you are getting the most out of your unit is by having a technician come out to replace old air filters. When you don’t replace the air filter often it can make the AC work longer and harder than it has to for the same volume of air. This decreases fuel efficiency and can do some serious damage to the system. Replacing the air filter is a quick and inexpensive fix. By changing the filter frequently you can assure fresher, healthier, and cleaner air.
Clean Air Conditioning Coils
The greatest enemy of an AC coil is dirt buildup. When dirt builds on your AC coils, it begins to add a layer that makes it more difficult for it to absorb and transfer heat. Ultimately, it will be harder for your AC to keep your home cool while moving out heat because the dirt is preventing the heat from passing through the coil. This means dirty coils forces the compressors to run for a longer period of time and increases energy usage. The cost of this will add up in the long run. If you’re not sure how to clean coils yourself it is vital to hire a specialist, like those that we have here at Temper Troops, to make sure everything is up to snuff and good to go.
If an AC is taking a while to generate cold air it may be the victim of a refrigerant leak. At this point, if you don’t get an inspection or a repair your unit is running twice as long to generate the same amount of cool air into your home. This can cost you some serious cash if not taken care of properly and in time. You’ll need an expert to detect what the problem is and to provide you with a long-term solution. Commonly, leaks are caused by metal erosion. This happens over time as small holes start to form and the acid begins to eat away at the unit. Both outdoor and indoor AC units require different levels of inspection. As you may have figured, outdoor units are exposed to the elements while an indoor air condition is not. If you are still trying to find the best unit for you, there are many different AC systems to choose from depending on your lifestyle and home.