Usually maintenance aspect is neglected by air conditioner owners. They think that till the time cool air is coming out of the machine it is working fine but they may not be aware that in reality their AC unit is losing its cooling power year after year.Normally if no maintenance is done, then an AC loses its 5% efficiency each year. Every unit comes with its rated efficiency and normally works efficiently for about 14-15 years. With normal maintenance, air conditioner will continue to work to its maximum efficiency during its working life.How can you carry out your AC unit’s maintenance? Firstly you should go for usual observation check Heat Pump. You must have a look at any leaks or unnatural sounds and should see that the drainage is proper from the condenser tube.
Secondly, you must check the filters to see if they are clean. With dirty filters air conditioner will give troublesome operation and would be uneconomical to run. Make it a point to clean AC every month to gain maximum performance from it. You should also clean its registers and air vents. Next you should clean the compressor of the AC. It can be cleaned with water hose from the outside. When not used in the winter months, you should cover up and pack your air conditioner.
You can do normal air conditioner maintenance yourself, but for certain complicated things like occasional tune ups required, make sure to call up the trained technicians. Tune up is necessary for rejuvenating air conditioner’s energies. Usually this tune up could cost you around $40 to $100. You must also ensure that you don’t mishandle the AC during switching off and on or while it is being installed. If you take proper care of your air unit, it will provide you with good service during its entire life.