Regular air conditioning maintenance is essential for keeping your air conditioning system in top shape and ensuring optimal performance. While professional maintenance is recommended, there are simple DIY steps you can take to maintain your system between professional visits. Founded in Gympie in 1987, TSR Tony Stephens Refrigeration specialises in the installation, service and maintenance of air conditioner units. Contact TSR today for air conditioning maintenance in Gympie.
1. Clean or Replace Air Filters
One of the most important DIY maintenance tasks is cleaning or replacing the air filters regularly. Clogged filters restrict airflow, making your system work harder and less efficiently. Check your filters monthly and clean or replace them as needed. Cleanable filters can be washed with water and mild detergent, while disposable filters should be replaced with new ones.
2. Clear Obstructions
Inspect the area around your outdoor unit and make sure there are no obstructions such as leaves, debris or overgrown vegetation. These obstructions can restrict airflow and affect the efficiency of your system. Regularly clear any debris and ensure there is at least two feet of clearance around the unit.
3. Clean the Condenser Coils
Over time, dirt and debris can accumulate on the condenser coils, hindering heat transfer and reducing efficiency. To clean the coils, turn off the power to the unit and use a soft brush or a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to gently remove the dirt. Be careful not to bend the delicate fins.
4. Check and Clean the Condensate Drain
The condensate drain removes moisture from your air conditioning system. Over time, the drain can become clogged with dirt and debris, leading to water leaks or system malfunctions. Inspect the drain line and clean it using a mixture of water and vinegar. Ensure the drain is free from obstructions to prevent any issues.
5. Inspect and Clean the Evaporator Coil
The evaporator coil is located inside your indoor unit and can accumulate dust and dirt. Remove the front panel of your indoor unit and inspect the coil. If you notice any dirt or debris, gently clean it using a soft brush or a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment.
If you’re looking for air conditioning maintenance in Gympie, look no further than TSR. Contact us online today or call us on 07 5482 8100 to speak to a member of our team.