How to keep Your HVAC Unit in Good Shape

EVAPORATOR

 

The evaporator can be accessed if the insulation of the plenum is foil-wrapped at the front but if it’s covered with a sealed metal box, don’t ever attempt to open it. For accessible evaporator, carefully remove the foil-wrapped insulation and replace it later after brushing the evaporator unit. The tray should be cleaned often to avoid any fungus growth. 

You also need to clean the condenser at the back since it can easily accumulate dirt and dusts. Cut any crawling plants that may have grown wild around the unit because it could obstruct the airflow. Clean the condenser with coil cleaner which can be bought at any refrigerator supply dealer. Use a soft brush in cleaning the fins lightly since the fin is only made of light-gauge aluminum which can be damaged easily. During cold weathers, the condenser unit should be covered with thick plastic cover and wrap it with tough cord to avoid major AC repairs.

FREON

The coolant is a refrigerant commonly known as Freon. There will be no cooling in the system if the supply of Freon is not sufficient enough. You may seek the assistance of an expert to do Clarksville AC repairs on this aspect. The key parts should be checked regularly to avoid major problems. These are the coils, drain ports, fan, filter, power cord, switch and the thermostat. 

In between the coils are thermostat controls, motor, fans and compressor. As you may have observed, the greatest enemy of air conditioners is dirt. It can lessen the function of the evaporator coil, the filters gets clogged up and drain ports are blocked. These are sealed parts so it is advisable for you to seek the assistance of professional service providers to do the AC repairs. For extensive AC repairs, you may as well remove the whole unit and bring it to your nearest shop for reconditioning. 

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A user’s manual is provided for you to follow. Before you try any move to work on your room air conditioner, see to it that it is unplugged and totally drained or else you will experience a great shock. Air conditioners usually have one capacitor at the back of the control panel and another processor beside the fan. Take note that processors still has electricity stored even if the unit is switched off. 

Further, clean filters often with mild detergent and rinse well. If it’s a throw-away type, replace with the same type of filters. Lastly, always ask the advice of a professional mechanic about minor troubles of your air conditioners. Read the manual and follow the diagram of your air conditioning unit for your guidance and ready reference.

If you are looking for a Clarksville Heating or Air Conditioning Company to replace your old unit with a new high efficient heat pump or air conditioner, please call us today at 931-683-2255 or complete our service request form. You will not be disappointed!