Servicing and more: 5 air conditioner FAQs answered for you

Answering your air conditioner woes

Servicing and more: 5 air conditioner FAQs answered for you

Summers are fast approaching, and we all know what that means. Saying hello to our old, and perhaps best friend, the air conditioner of course! As with any other appliances, if you’re buying/have already purchased an air conditioner for the first time, you probably have a lot of questions in mind regarding it. Here, we answer five FAQs about servicing your air conditioner .

Is it necessary to service my AC?

Servicing is an integral part of ensuring that your air conditioner is functioning efficiently. Air conditioners are designed to provide relief from heat and humidity alike. But if they aren’t maintained, they can start to malfunction. They can even become less efficient and consume more energy.

How often does my AC need servicing?

It is generally recommended that you get your air conditioner serviced at least twice a year. The ideal time to schedule a service for the same is once during spring and once more in the fall before the end. This will ensure your air conditioner runs smoothly throughout the year. However, if you somewhere with a particularly hot or humid climate, and/or if your air conditioner is over five years old, you should consider having it serviced more often.

What does an AC service comprise of?

Now that we’ve established that it is important to service your air conditioner regularly, as well as answered how often an air conditioner should ideally be serviced, the next question which naturally follows is what does an air conditioner service comprise exactly? Standard servicing includes replacing the air filters, cleaning and inspecting the indoor and outdoor coils, inspecting the condensate pump, checking the thermostat, inspecting the HVAC system, and cleaning away any dust, dirt, and debris from the system. While basic cleaning can be done by anyone, it is advisable to opt for professional servicing like ZipCare Maintain to get a comprehensive servicing of your AC. 

What to do when your AC starts to smell?

First off, you need to determine exactly where in the unit the smell is coming from. If the smell is coming from your air conditioner itself, you may have a dirty filter or a clogged drain line. If the smell is coming from the air that is being circulated in the room, it could be coming from the ductwork or vents.

If the case is the former, the first step you should take is to replace the air filter. It is also important to check the condensate drain line for any dirt, dust, or debris, which could be blocking the flow of air. If, however, the smell is coming from the latter, the problem could be due to mold, mildew, or dust buildup. In this case, you’ll want to hire a professional to inspect and clean the ductwork and vents.

Why is my AC leaking water?

Leaks are most commonly caused by a clogged condensate drain. It is responsible for collection as well as drainage of moisture created when your air conditioner runs. If this drain is clogged, it can cause water to back up and spill out of the unit. Another potential cause of your air conditioner leaking water is frozen coils. Increasing air flow to the unit, can help to prevent any further issues. Finally, blocked air filters can also lead to water leaking from your air conditioner unit. If air filters are clogged with dust and debris, they can restrict air flow and cause the unit to have to work harder than it needs to. This can lead to a build up of water and subsequently, it leaking out of the unit.

हिंदी में पढ़ें: सर्विसिंग और बहुत कुछ: आपके लिए 5 AC FAQs के उत्तर दिए गए है

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