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Maintain your equipment to prevent future problems and unwanted costs. Keep your cooling and heating system at peak performance by having a contractor do annual pre-season check-ups.
A typical maintenance check-up should include the following:
- Check thermostat settings to ensure the cooling and heating system keeps you comfortable when you are home and saves energy while you are away.
- Tighten all electrical connections and measure voltage and current on motors. Faulty electrical connections can cause unsafe operation of your system and reduce the life of major components.
- Lubricate all moving parts. Parts that lack lubrication cause friction in motors and increases the amount of electricity you use.
- Check and inspect the condensate drain in your central air conditioner, furnace and/or heat pump (when in cooling mode). A plugged drain can cause water damage in the house and affect indoor humidity levels.
- Check controls of the system to ensure proper and safe operation. Check the starting cycle of the equipment to assure the system starts, operates, and shuts off properly.
Clean evaporator and condenser air conditioning coils. Dirty coils reduce the system's ability to cool your home and cause the system to run longer, increasing energy costs and reducing the life of the equipment.
Check your central air conditioner's refrigerant level and adjust if necessary. Too much or too little refrigerant will make your system less efficient increasing energy costs and reducing the life of the equipment.
Clean and adjust blower components to provide proper system airflow for greater comfort levels. Airflow problems can reduce your system's efficiency by up to 15 percent.
Check all gas (or oil) connections, gas pressure, burner combustion and heat exchanger. Improperly operating gas (or oil) connections are a fire hazard and can contribute to health problems. A dirty burner or cracked heat exchanger causes improper burner operation. Either can cause the equipment to operate less safely and efficiently.
It’s the easiest thing you can do to ensure your system keeps you cool. When the filter inside the air conditioner is obstructed, intake air amount decreases, while the amount of electricity necessary to cool the room increases.
Cleaning the filter once every month is recommended. Clean filter of dust by washing with water or using a vacuum cleaner. When extremely soiled, wash in lukewarm water with detergent and dry in a shady place away from direct sunlight. For models with an automatic cleaning function, use this function to clean the filter.
Cleaning not only the filter but also cleaning the cooling fan （heat exchanger） in the back is effective for keeping electricity consumption low.
Before cooling season begins, confirm that cooling fan is clean. If the dirt of the fan is noticeable, contact your local distributor.
2. Check whether circuit break, plug and socket are in good condition.
3. Check whether filter is clean.
4. Check whether mounting bracket for outdoor unit is damaged or corroded. If yes, please contact dealer.
5. Check whether drainage pipe is damaged.
2. Clean filter and indoor unit’s panel.
3. Check whether mounting bracket for outdoor unit is damaged or corroded. If yes, please contact dealer.