Summers are approaching soon, bringing with them “I can’t believe it’s so hot outside!”. With the regular rise in temperature outside, cool rooms seem like heaven. Air conditioners provide the necessary sigh of relief and comfort from scorching hot weather out. The last thing you want on the first hot summer day is a non-functional air conditioner. If you don’t keep your AC well maintained and serviced before summer arrives, this could happen to you. Is your AC overdue for some service or maintenance? Schedule an AC customer care service with OneDios, before the summer heat gets too scorching.
Your air conditioner has been sitting idle during cold winter, collecting leaves and other debris. Replacing the filters, cleaning the condenser, and performing minor checks will get your AC unit into shape, ready to operate safely and cool your home efficiently this summer. Fixing the AC before turning it on for the season will increase efficiency and save huge electricity and repair bills.
Following are some steps that will help you to get your AC summer-ready:
- Turn your AC OFF
Before working on your air conditioner, always turn off the power to the condenser at the service panel. For safety reasons, the circuit breaker should be turned off.
- Clean or replace the AC filters
The filter is the lungs of your air conditioner. Allowing it to build up with dust, dirt, and debris will make it work harder to cool the house. The AC filters have a certain lifespan, after which they worsen the air quality instead of improving it and thus need replacement. The filters get clogged easily, so they need regular cleaning, especially before summer arrives. Some filters need replacing every six months, but they must be cleaned monthly. You can even get an expert’s help cleaning or replacing the filters. If you are facing any issues or need help replacing the AC filters, download the OneDios app and put in a request today. It is a one-stop shop for all your AC-related issues and queries.
- Clean the condenser coils
The air conditioner’s condenser unit is usually outdoors and is a large metal box with sides looking like grilles. In winter, families generally cover it to prevent it from collecting dirt and debris. Otherwise, it likely contains leaves, dirt, dust, mud, and debris and needs cleaning. Anything that obstructs the flow of air will reduce the condenser’s efficiency, so these coils should be cleaned before use.
- Remove the debris around the condenser
Even when your AC unit is not in use, you don’t want leaves, twigs, dirt and dust to collect around it. Clear all leaves and debris out of the base of the condenser. Sponge and wipe away your AC unit’s dirt, bugs or bird droppings. Allow the unit to dry. Cleaning the air conditioner prevents it from getting clogged and breaking down, making it more efficient. If you are looking forward to buying an Extended Warranty plan for your air conditioner, download the OneDios app and put in a request today.
- Unclog the AC drain pipe
The pipe that carries condensation away from your air conditioner can get clogged. If the pipe becomes clogged, the drain pipe could back up, water will begin collecting inside your AC – or into your house, and you will have a big problem with a hefty repair bill. If you are not comfortable cleaning your AC drain pipe, download the OneDios app and call for an AC service expert. You should check that AC’s drain pipe is clear and unclog it at least once every year.
- Check for leaks
Leaking AC ducts affect the efficiency of your air conditioner negatively. Leaks in the ductwork either ooze the cool air outside or circulate the hot unconditioned air inside the home. Leaky ducts make your HVAC work much harder; sealing leaking ducts can generate significant savings on heating and cooling. Always keep the air ducts clean and leak-free. If, unfortunately, your AC does get damaged by leakage, download the OneDios app and call for an AC service expert.
You can also get the ducts insulated, as it may help seal the leaks and keep the air inside the ducts cool for extended periods.
- Use the correct temperature settings
The thermostat is an essential part of your AC unit, but with a change in weather, it’s time to switch off the AC and turn on the heater. You need to adjust your thermostat setting during the change of season. This prevents your AC unit from overworking and keeps your energy bills in check. The AC temperature should be set at 24°C to balance the cool and comfortable temperature and power consumption. Setting low temperatures doesn’t help in cooling the room faster; instead can reduce the AC’s lifespan and result in high electricity consumption. For any query regarding temperature levels, feel free to call experts at OneDios.
- Get your AC serviced regularly
You should get the entire AC unit serviced before turning it on for the season or call an expert. Getting your air conditioner serviced at least twice a year is always better. The expert will check the entire AC system and ensure it is in good working condition. Regular AC maintenance increases the efficiency and lifespan of the air conditioner.
- Replace the AC remote batteries
As the AC unit has not been used all winter, the AC’s remote control doesn’t work when you use it again in the summer. It is because the remote batteries are out of charge. Replace the old batteries with newer ones at the start of the season.
- Test the AC unit
Test your newly cleaned air conditioning unit after allowing the unit to dry thoroughly. You’ll need to turn the power back on to your condenser unit. If your AC is not running correctly, please get in touch with us at OneDios.com or download the OneDios app and put in a request today.
With these simple Ac maintenance tips, you can get your AC ready for the coming summer season and enjoy the coolness with a cool summer drink rather than spending time and money on fixing it if something malfunctions. Repairs to your air conditioner is not a DIY job. A professional should handle them. At OneDios, we provide the best-experienced professionals and services to assist you in getting good quality customer service for your appliances. OneDios also keeps track of your previous AC service and if any part was replaced. At OneDios, you can also schedule the next AC service in advance. You can also buy an extended warranty and AMCs for all AC brands like LG, Samsung, Haier, Daikin, Hitachi etc.
Regular AC maintenance results in a longer unit lifespan, increased energy efficiency, cheaper repair costs, enhanced air quality, and a comfortable home temperature. With OneDios, you can contact any customer service within 60 seconds, regardless of the brand—Whirlpool, LG, Crompton, Bajaj, Panasonic, Sony, Voltas, Kevin, and so on. OneDios is the one-stop shop for all home appliance service and repair needs.