Central air conditioning systems comprise two separate components which include:
- The condenser unit: This unit is located outside the house and often placed on a concrete slab.
- Ductwork to transfer the cooled air throughout the home
The majority of central air conditioning units are connected to a home’s forced-air distribution system. This implies that the motor, blower and ductwork which are used for heating are also used in distributing cool air from the air conditioner. When a central air conditioning unit is working, the hot air found in the home moves to the furnace via the return-air duct. The hot air is moved across the cooled evaporator coil in the plenum by the blower. It is then delivered to cool the house through the ducts. The distribution system becomes faulty when the air conditioner works but the house is not cooled.
Since the evaporator and the condenser are sealed, it is very important to seek the assistance of a professional technician for any form of maintenance apart from the usual cleaning. Central air conditioning units need to be professionally inspected and adjusted before every cooling season commences. The maintenance routine should not end with this annual checkup. Carry out the specific maintenance procedures that need to be done to ensure that the air conditioner operates at the peak of its performance (although there are many repairs that you cannot carry out by yourself).
You need to ensure that the power to the air conditioning unit (the condenser and the evaporator assembly) is turned off before you do any work on the system.
Maintaining the air conditioner will prolong its life span and also enable it to run smoothly. If you need more information on how you can maintain your air conditioner to prevent it from breaking down and to prolong its life, contact Loveland Air Conditioners– Loveland’s best heating and cooling experts.