Regular service and maintenance of your air conditioning system has many advantages, not only will it help improve the air quality creating a healthier environment but it will also reflect in operating cost savings.
Just a small amount of dirt or dust on the fan scroll can reduce system capacity by up to 30%. This will reduce the efficiency of your system and increase your operating costs.
Lack of regular maintenance can also be detrimental to the equipment itself. Compressor failure is an expensive rectification on a failed air conditioning system and normally caused due to poor maintenance.
Refrigerant prices these days have risen dramatically to a point where even a gas leak in a small split system can prove to be costly. Preventative maintenance can help prevent these leaks before they happen.
There are key components to all air conditioning systems that not only rely on regular servicing to keep the air conditioner functioning at its premium but these same components require regular cleaning to ensure the air conditioned environment remains pleasant and safe.
1. One of the key components in your system is the cooling coil. All air flowing into the room being air conditioned must flow through the cooling coil, this includes all smoke, dust, allergies and contaminates.
2. The other area of concern is condensate drains and drip trays. If water cannot get away it will pool and become a breeding ground for bacteria. Water sitting in drip trays can be picked up by the fan and dispersed as tiny droplets throughout the room without you even knowing.
3. When dust/grime builds up on the fan blades the amount of air circulating is reduced. This leads to lower performance, higher energy consumption and possible compressor failure.
With current Workplace Health and Safety Regulations stating that all Air Conditioning should be maintained to a standard at regular intervals, it is of the utmost importance that this is carried out.