Ensuring that your air conditioner filters are clean is a vital maintenance task that you should not ignore. Essential components of an air filter like the coils, the filters, and the fins all require being maintained on a regular basis. This is very important so as to ensure that it is able to function in an efficient and effective manner. When you decide to ignore regular maintenance, then you should be sure that as years go by, the performance of your system is going to keep on declining. This decline is going to be experienced even as the usage of energy keeps on increasing.
Maintaining the filters of your air conditioner
One of the most effective ways of maintaining your filters is by making sure that you are regularly clean and replace the filters if need be. Dirty and clogged filters will only block the normal airflow which in turn will end up reducing just how efficient your system is going to be regarding performance. Also, dirt that may be bypassing the filter may carry a lot of dirt into the evaporator coil which will only end up impairing the heat-absorbing capacity of the entire system. By ensuring that you replace a clogged and dirty filter with a new one, this is going to ensure that you are able to lower the energy consumption of your air conditioner by around 5% to around 15% depending on the type and make or air conditioner that you are making use of.
Maintaining the coils of your air conditioner
The condenser and evaporator coil are the ones that collect dirt over the months and years of service of your air conditioning system. Having a clean filter is able to prevent the evaporator coil from clogging a lot of dirt. However, after some time, your evaporator coil is still going to collect a lot of dirt. When this happens, the coil is going to be insulated, and the airflow is also going to be reduced. For you to ensure that you are able to avoid such a problem from taking place, then it is advisable that you check your coil or hire an expert to check your evaporator coil every year so that it can be cleaned when necessary.
Maintaining your coil fins
The aluminum fins that are in the condenser and evaporator coils can easily get bent which ends up blocking the airflow through the coils. There is a tool called a fin comb that is sold by many air conditioning wholesalers that you can buy. This tool can be used to comb the coil fins back to their original condition.