Keeping your air conditioner in top shape is essential for its efficiency and performance. The most important task is to regularly replace or clean the filters. Dirty, clogged filters can reduce air flow and system efficiency, and even deposit dirt directly on the evaporator coil, which affects its heat absorption capacity. Replacing a dirty filter with a clean one can decrease energy consumption by 5-15%.It's also important to keep the condensate tray drain pipe free of bacteria and sludge.
If the necessary maintenance is neglected, the air conditioner's performance will decrease and energy consumption will increase. To prevent this, it's recommended to change or clean the filter or filters every one to two months during the cooling season. If your central air conditioning service fails during a hot spell, you may have to wait days for an HVAC repair technician and pay several hundred dollars for the repair. To avoid this, it's important to take preventive maintenance into account. Without it, the air conditioner can lose 5% of its operating efficiency each year due to debris accumulation.
A fin comb tool can help you comb these fins until they are almost in their original state.