Changing your AC unit from Heating to Cooling is the perfect time for your AC’s Annual Service.
Did you know when your air con is in cooling mode it is partially dehumidifying your room as well as cooling? Higher temperatures in summer frequently bring higher humidity. One of the ways your air conditioner makes the air in your home more comfortable is by removing some of this moisture, thus lowering humidity levels in your home. While keeping your room at a cool desired temperature throughout the next few hot months to come your AC will be dehumidifying a large amount of water. This water drains through a drain at the bottom of your unit and away to the outside of your home.
Through the winter months us kiwis love to work our heat pumps for long running hours and while they are heating our homes, they are also filtering our air and capturing a lot of dust particles. If the filters have not been cleaned regularly some of this dust likes to get beyond these filters and into the evaporator coil fins and can also get into the drain pan causing some units to block up and eventually not drain at all.
This water then loves to overflow and run down your wall and make a real mess. Changing from heating to Cooling mode is the perfect time to get your AC serviced and check its operating to its optimum performance. In our service we use specialised AC cleaning products designed to thoroughly clean the coil of your indoor unit. We then use a foaming cleaner to kill bacteria and fungal build up resulting from stagnant water sitting in the drain pan. We then flush the drain with water and make sure it is draining ready for the summer. This service leaves your indoor unit looking fresh, smelling fresh and running as efficient as it should be.
The Outdoor unit is equally important, so we inspect and clean the outdoor coil with a specialised condenser cleaner followed by a low-pressure wash to make sure your AC unit is working at peak performance. Dirty outdoor units make the whole system struggle putting pressure on all of its components resulting in the unit being less efficient at doing its job to reject that hot summer heat from inside your home to outside your home.
Our Full Service includes the following:
Clean indoor evaporator coil -Thorough clean using Coil Cleaner products
Flush Indoor system and check drainage. Deodorize and disinfect indoor unit with an Evaporator foam cleaner solution.
Clean filters, vanes, grills and outer covers (Quote replacement if needed)
Wash Outdoor Coil with a specialised Condenser coil cleaner and clear any vegetation or trim overgrown gardens around outdoor unit
Check electrical terminals
Visual examination for any leaks -check around outdoor flares
Check Air Temperatures in and off Evaporator Coil. -Check refrigerant pressures only if air temperatures are below standard.
Check isolator switch and function working correctly
Check fan & vane operation
Check electrical current draw
Check remote functionality (Replace batteries if needed for additional charge)
Check condensate pump (if any) and confirm drainage to outside