How to maintain air conditioners?

As summers are around the corner, mercury levels will shoot up enough to cause discomfort. How do you make sure that you have done enough to keep your appliances ready for summers? Well, it starts by doing a routine check on your air-conditioner to ensure that it's all geared up to face the rising temperature in the coming months.  All quality appliances need a periodic examination and maintenance schedule. Let’s go through some of the steps you need to follow to maintain air-conditioners .

External Checks:

You need to ensure that  air conditioner parts such as condensers and  fins are in good shape.

Condensers: Condensers are usually on the outside for both residential and commercial air conditioners. They are often exposed to water, dust and do get enmeshed with grime. It is necessary to keep condensers clean. You can clean them by removing the grate and taking out the dirt and debris. You may also choose to use an evaporator cleaner to clean condensers. Also, ensure that airflow is uninterrupted and obstruction-free.

Fins: Fins often get dirty and go out of shape after prolonged use. It is essential to clean fins by washing them with water. Do not use a strong spray of water as it might damage them. When the fins of fan are misshapen, you can straighten them using a fin comb gently.

Internal Checks:

Air Filters: Periodic upkeep of air filters is needed to reduce energy consumption. Makes sure that air filters are cleaned or replaced else they might block ventilation and reduce the lifespan of the air conditioner. Air filters require a mandatory cleaning or replacement at least once a year.


Evaporator Coils: For everyday and normal functioning of air conditioners, evaporator coils are necessary. It is, therefore, necessary to ensure the cleanliness of these coils. You can use a cleaning solution to make evaporator coils dirt and debris free.

Evaporator Drain: Evaporator drains often get clogged by dust and debris. You can clean evaporator drain by using a vacuum or pump to suck out dust and other obstructive materials such as grime.

If your air conditioner is not functioning as expected, do not hesitate to call for professional help.