Air Conditioning Darwin – Tips
Here at Top End Air Conditioning and Maintenance (TEAM) we not only sell and supply top brand air-conditioning units, we repair them too.
Although our air conditioning Darwin team are on call twenty-four seven, there are ways to keep your air conditioning bill down.
Annual Aircon Check Up
Having your air conditioning system checked regularly prevents you forking out buckets of cash for repairs or replacement.
A check-up involves:
- Using a detector for refrigerant leaks
- Containing these leaks, which must be eradicated from the system to prevent them being released into the atmosphere
- Measure the airflow from the evaporator coil
- Check belts for wear and tear and make sure they are tight enough
- Oil the motors
- See if there’s any seal duct leakage
- Confirm the correct electric control sequence, making sure that the heat and cooling systems aren’t running at the same time
- Test the accuracy of the thermostat
- Inspect the electric terminals and possibly cleaning and tightening the connection, applying a non-conductive coating if needs be
The annual inspection aside, there are things you can do at home to ensure a robust and healthy unit all year round.
Make sure that this doesn’t become clogged and dirty. One way to see if the filter is not on point is to remove it and see if you can see light through it.
If you can’t see the light, then it needs attention. It stands to reason that dirt will restrict airflow and lead to serious problems such as the unit freezing completely and the coils becoming dirty.
Drain The Line
The drain line, similar to the filter can become bogged down with dirt and dust, which will cause the pan to fill up, resulting in a water leakage.
Keep an eye on this and if you notice this it is advisable to give our air conditioning Darwin team a call.
The air conditioner’s evaporator coil and condenser coil will collect dirt as time goes by.
A clean filter goes some way helping prevent this.
This will reduce airflow and clog the coil, minimising its ability to absorb heat.
Avoid this by checking it every year and clean it as necessary.
Outdoor condenser coils are easy to access and you’ll notice if it becomes dirty and dusty. You won’t need a professional to clean the fins on the condenser.
Leave It Alone
You should keep the outdoor condenser unit away from thick foliage.
Falling leaves and grass emissions from a lawn power are all potential sources of dirt and debris.
Clean the area around the coil, removing the debris and trim back the foliage to allow for healthy airflow around it.
If, however, it’s a problem for one of our air conditioning Darwin professionals then get in touch!