Aircon is one of the most essential appliances in any
household these days, especially in hot and tropical
countries. In order to keep your aircon in proper working
condition you will have to get it serviced regularly. There
are certain facts you must know while servicing your aircon.
Some of these facts are briefly described here under for
If your aircon is not cooling properly then you can easily
make it run properly just by cleaning its outdoor condenser
or changing its filter before calling the aircon service
provider. You can call the service provider if your aircon
do not work properly even after doing these two things.
There can also be possibility that your aircon is not able
to cope with extremely hot weather conditions.
Most of the air conditioners have filter located behind the
grille inside the home or within the equipment. In order to
allow the filter to prevent the indoor coil getting dirty
and clean the air properly you should clean or change the
filter of your aircon regularly. If your aircon has 1”
filter then it should be changed every month whereas 2”
filter can be changed after every two months. You can use
4-5” filter for 6-12 months if your aircon cools your room
properly. but you have more than two pets or the outdoors
are very dusty like you are living in fields, on the side of
dirt road or in construction area etc. then you will have to
change your filter more frequently as it will get dirty
You should keep the condenser of your aircon clean from all
of its sides. Nothing should cling on its sides. If you see
leaves, dirt, cottonwood, clippings of grass on its sides
then first of all turn off your aircon. Then you should use
water hose with a nozzle to rinse it from all of its sides.
You should start rinsing the condenser from its top and go
downwards by cleaning it from all of its sides.
If you see frost on the indoor or outdoor pipes of your
aircon during summer season then again it will not cool your
home properly because your system has got frozen. In order
to resolve this issue you will have to defrost the system.
You can defrost the system faster just by turning off the
thermostat of your air conditioner and turning on its fan.
Its fan will throw warm air on the frozen pipes to melt the
ice on them and defrost the system quickly. Though it may
take 1-2 hours to defrost the system but once it is
defrosted your aircon will again start working properly at
least for one or two days or till it freezes again. You will
have to resolve the rot problem as soon as possible as it is
not good to defrost and frost the system again and again for
long. Main problem behind frost on the pipes is the unclean
filter of your aircon. If the problem cannot be solved by
cleaning the filter then either you should change it
yourself or call the service provider.
Another important thing to keep in mind is the setting of
the thermostat. Normally the difference between outdoor
temperature and indoor temperature should be nearly 20
degree. Suppose outdoor temperature is 92 degree F then
indoor temperature should not be less than 72 degree. But if
it is more than 100 degree F outside your home then your
aircon will have to work hard to reach 72 degree or whatever
temperature you want indoors. However you should not set its
thermostat at less than 70 degree F as it can freeze your
aircon and will create problems in its proper working.
If you find that water is leaking from the outdoor pipe of
your air conditioner then there can be some problem in the
drain of primary condensation area of your device. The water
can be running through the emergency drainage system of your
aircon. You can easily detect this problem as the drain pipe
is normally placed in an easily noticeable area. After
detecting this problem you should immediately call your
aircon service provider.
While planting new plants near the outdoor unit of your
aircon you should not plant them at less than 12-36 inches
away from it. If you already have plantation near the
outside unit of your air conditioner then you can trim them
to create at least 12-18 inch distance between them. It will
allow your outdoor unit to breathe without any obstacle. You
should ensure required clearance for the outdoor unit of
your aircon by trimming the existing bushes from time to
If the refrigerant of your aircon leaks, then you should
immediately call the service provider. If the leakage is
repairable then he can top up gas aircon to let your air
conditioner can start working properly again. The leak of
refrigerant can be from the outdoor unit, indoor unit or
copper lines of your aircon. If the leakage is not
repairable then the service provider will have to replace
the damaged part.
On the outdoor unit of your aircon there should not be
anything that can hinder the free flow of air on the top of
your air conditioner like fence, shade or awning etc. All
such things can obstruct the free flow of air on your aircon
and can affect its working in the long run.
If the thermostat in your aircon is programmable then you
should not change its settings by more than 5 degrees
especially when weather temperature is at extreme. On the
contrary it will be very hard for your aircon to save the
energy while bringing it to your desired level of indoor
Thus by know the things discussed in this write-up you can
make a well informed decision while calling the aircon
service provider as and when required. It will also help in
minimising the defect in your air conditioning system as
well as its repairing cost. You can also avoid repairing of
your aircon frequently and enjoy its comfort for long by
getting it serviced regularly.
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