- November 13, 2019
- Posted by: Gareth Whalley
- Category: Latest News & Blog
Most problems and issues with air conditioning systems can be avoided with proper air con maintenance and care.
If your air conditioning unit breaks down or stops working efficiently, it can result in a working environment that is either too hot or too cold, negatively affecting employee wellbeing, focus and productivity.
Here are six simple tips to help avoid problems occurring with your air conditioning unit, prevent inconvenient downtime, and keep your system working efficiently.
Regularly inspect it for signs of wear or damage
In between your system’s professional service, you should make it part of your routine to regularly check on its condition. Regularly check that the thermostat is in full working order and inspect the system for any water leaks. Picking up problems or damage early on can minimise the cost of repair. The longer you leave the problem, the worse it is likely to get and the higher the chance is of your system completely breaking down.
Use other methods to keep your building cool
Where possible, use other methods to keep your property cool so that your air conditioning doesn’t have to work as hard. This can include things as simple as ensuring the heating switches off at an appropriate time, using the energy-saving setting on your thermostat, and shutting the windows to keep hot air out. The less pressure your air conditioning unit is under the less chance there is of it breaking down.
Keep air vents clear of obstruction
The air vents on your air conditioning system allow warm or cool air to flow from your system throughout your property to maintain a comfortable temperature. If the vents are closed or there is something obstructing them, then this air can no longer flow freely into the building. Making sure that vents are open and free from obstruction is important if you want to prevent problems with your system.
Keep the condenser, coils and ductwork clean
If your air conditioning system’s condenser, coils or ductwork become dirty or covered in debris it can cause the system to overheat and become damaged. Regularly clearing debris and cleaning them can keep your system in good condition and running at maximum efficiency.
Replace the filter regularly
The filter inside your air conditioning unit will accumulate dust and dirt over time. If the filter is left to clog up, the unit will have to work harder and could become damaged or break down as a result. Your filter should be regularly cleaned or replaced to keep your air conditioning unit working efficiently.
Have the full system serviced regularly
Don’t neglect getting your air conditioning unit serviced regularly by a professional. During a professional maintenance appointment an expert will ensure that your system is still meeting minimum industry guidelines and look for any signs of damage to reduce the risk of it breaking down when you need it the most.
To book a planned maintenance appointment with our experts here at Sovereign, give our team a call on 0800 243 638.