Aircon home servicing is vital if you live in Singapore. Employing professional service providers to do this task is the ideal way to ensure your home is hygienic and comfortable for both humans and pets to stay in without being affected.
Benefits of Aircon Servicing
Excellent health is great wealth. Breathing cleaner air is a way of maintaining and preserving your health. Switching on the serviced air conditioner cleans the air in the atmosphere. Aircons improve air circulation in the rooms ensuring it is free from bacteria, germs, and dust.
Aircon servicing lengthens the lifespan of your air conditioner ensuring it works efficiently and for the longest time possible. Servicing it makes sure all defects are repaired and helps you avoid unnecessary breakdowns due to neglect.
Servicing your home air conditioners prevent water leakages from occurring. When dirt accumulates in the AC, it begins to malfunction and trigger water leakages which may lead to more damages and incur an extra cost of repair. Usually, such situations overwork the unit. Servicing counters this problem.
Detecting if your aircon home units have problems is done during servicing. Essential assessments are done and in case of any repairs and replacements. Doing this saves you from experiencing impromptu breakdowns and saves you the extra cost of purchasing a new unit if by any chance the one you have fails.
What Aircon Servicing Entails
An air conditioner is the unit responsible for heating and cooling your home and it is powered by electricity. These actions make the house comfortable and habitable. For it to function well and for a more extended period, it needs to be adequately maintained, and this involves servicing it frequently. Aircon home servicing is done by running checks, hauls and making necessary repairs and refills. Here is an overview of what the entire servicing process is like and the things done.
1. Checking and cleaning front panel and cover, air filter
The AC has an air filter as a significant component of the entire unit. Its work is to remove dirt, dust and other bacteria and germs from the air. Assuming its existence leads to the growth of fungi that can cause diseases. Cleaning is done by removing the front casing covering the air filter, then the filter and it is wiped well and cleaned with water and abrasives then dried entirely before reattaching it to the AC unit. Sometimes the filters get worn out. Usually, they are replaced with new ones.
2. Checking, purifying and deodorizing purifying filter
The purifying filter acts as a sieve and prevents bad odor from concentrating air in a room. This filter sometimes attracts dust and small particles that need to be removed. The inlet grille is opened and air filter detached and a new one attached. These standard purifying filters kill bacteria and leave your health free from the risk of air contaminated related infections.
3. Checking an cleaning indoor evaporator coil
Evaporator coils are responsible for capturing heat from the atmosphere in your home, and alongside this, they may attract dust particles. Compressed air is directed across the evaporator coil in the opposite direction to that of the normal flow of air. Cleaning is done beginning with the cleaner side to the dirtier end. Sometimes brushes, commercial cleaners, water and mild detergent can be used to clean the coil to remove tough debris.
4. Cleaning ducts
Ducts ensure proper air passage in and out of your air conditioner. When they get clogged with dust, dirt and other debris, this means that your AC will not function until this problem is solved. How is this done? The ducts are vacuum cleaned to push out any obstructions that will prevent free in and outflow of air. Compressed air is sprayed in the canals to remove stubborn debris and if this doesn’t work a brush is meant to do this perfectly leaving the air passages clean and unclogged.
5. Checking and cleaning indoor drainage trays and Vacuuming drainage systems
Air conditioner drains need to be emptied and left in good status often to prevent dirt pillage that can be a breeding ground for pests, mold, bacteria, and germs that cause illnesses. Vacuuming is done on the drainage trays to ensure that there are no water leakages in the ceiling and on the walls. Drainage paths are secured with caps to suck out all the dirt during vacuuming, and they are later removed.
6. Checking and lubricating fan bearing
The fan has to be in good condition and should propel without any hitches. Lubrication is vital at the attachments to reduce friction. The cover is removed, and setscrew detached. The fan is removed, and the oil ports and fan motor lubed. The condenser fan is then vacuumed and brushed to remove any debris that may cause technical issues that will warrant expensive repairs in the future.
7. Checking the compressor suction and the discharge pressure
Radiator fan air suction has to be at normal levels and pressure levels as well to avoid bringing about an imbalance in the functioning of your air conditioner. Servicing here entails replacing or re-tightening loose fan belts, ensuring the radiator is clean, the refrigerant is discharged to normal amount, expansion valves replacement, and replacing receivers.
8. Topping up aircon gas
Gas in your air conditioner unit may leak either from the shaft seal, bolt parts, gasket joints or from a cracked piece. During a service session, the broken portion is sealed or entirely replaced. Shaft seals are replaced with new ones. Another gasket is fixed, and all loose bolts are retightened.
9. Tightening loose electrical contacts
Aircon home servicing will require the electrical areas of your AC unit to be checked. In case of loose wiring, broken accessories, faulty switches, and other defects, they are all looked into, but first, this will be done after switching off the air conditioner to prevent any risks of experiencing an electric shock. In case the AC has significant issues on the wiring part and transmission of electrical current to the central unit, a qualified electrician is required to help fix the problem. Doing this is safer than engaging in trial and error activities.