You may be perplexed and wonder why you still sweat in the heat, even though the air conditioner appears to be working at full capacity. Furthermore, if you have an air conditioner, you may find that it seems to exhaust the air with time, and the cooling impact on your home deteriorates. Although there are numerous probable causes for this problem, if you want to try to get the air conditioner back to working properly, you should first clean it thoroughly. It may be a tremendous challenge to unwind in the summer.
Although many contemporary air conditioners have a self-cleaning feature, nothing beats physically cleaning the equipment’s different components and vibrations, which will become clogged with dust and grime with time. We’ve put up a step-by-step tutorial for cleaning the air conditioner and converting it back to a thin chiller. Please keep in mind that this post is intended for split air conditioners; if you have ventilated air conditioners, window air conditioners, or portable air conditioners, your equipment cleaning needs may change.
How do I clean my air conditioner?
Cleaning your air conditioner isn’t as difficult as it may appear, and once you’ve done it once, you’ll be able to do it again with confidence. Here’s what you should do:
Clean the condenser coils
All electricity to the air conditioner must be turned off for this initial step and all future stages. Turn off all plugged-in sockets, and if feasible, turn it off on the circuit board. You’ll deal with the system’s big exterior components in this stage, and the system must work without power. To clean the air conditioner condenser coil, you must first remove the casing, which may necessitate the use of a screwdriver or similar instrument. Remove any other components that impede access to the coil after removing the enclosure, and then find the coil.
Clean the surface filth or dirt with a hard brush or duster, then remove the residual or agglomerated dirt with a suitable cleaning solution, and rinse with water after 10-15 minutes (spray from the inside). While you’re there, have a look at the coiled fins. You may use a “fin comb,” which can be found at most hardware or air-conditioning stores, to comb out any evidence of bending or breakage.
Remove and clean the filters
This step requires you to enter the indoor unit. You should be able to remove one big screen or two tiny screens if you remove or elevate the front grille of the interior air conditioner. These filter plates are your equipment’s first line of protection against dangerous airborne contaminants including dust and germs. However, because they tend to get dirty and blocked more rapidly than other elements of the machinery, they must be cleaned more regularly. The filter, on the other hand, is the easiest potion to clean. Simply take the panels outdoors, taking caution not to transfer any dust from the house, and smack them against a railing or pillar to clean them. The majority of the dust and debris will be removed, and any residual dirt may be vacuumed away.
Clean the indoor unit’s fan coil
This is a component of the indoor unit that is in charge of blowing cold air out of the unit and into the room it serves. To get to the fan coil, you’ll need to remove the casing from the indoor unit fully, which may need a screwdriver or other tool. Simply spray the fan coil with cleaning fluid, let it sit for a few minutes, and then rinse it with warm water thereafter. Don’t worry about overflow or messes since the drip tray will catch most, if not all, of the runoff. Flush the fan coil until the runoff is entirely clear and no solution remains, but don’t drown the drip pan! Before flushing again, let it drain. Before flushing again, let it drain. Allow the fan coil unit to dry at least partly before reinstalling the casing.
How do I service my air conditioner?
To guarantee that your air conditioner lasts longer and operates more effectively, adopt some preventative maintenance actions. This means your house will be easier to stay cool and you will save money on your energy bills since your air conditioner will not have to work as hard to accomplish its job.
After you’ve completed the above major tasks, there are a few little things you can do to keep you and your air conditioner happy and healthy. – Bacterial solution in all sections of your air conditioner that have recently been treated. Filters, fan coils, drip trays, and drip tubes are all included. This will prevent germs and mold from developing in your air conditioning system, allowing you and your family to breathe air that is free of harmful chemicals. This will have little effect on your equipment’s overall efficiency, but who likes a dusty air conditioner? Dust in the air is unpleasant, but it is harmful to your health; moreover, those with allergies may be more affected.