A 101 Guide to Residential Air Conditioning

Everyone knows air conditioning is adept at cooling your home on a hot summer day but for most of us, that’s where our knowledge ends on the magical little snow-white box in the corner of our room. Press the ‘on’ button, wait a few minutes, and start to reap the benefit of its icy cold breeze. For those of us who want to know more about air conditioning before we install a new system in our home, this 101 guide to air con should provide you with all the necessary information you need before deciding to upgrade your home with a quality temperature control system. Here is our guide to AC.

 

How Air Conditioning Works

In the old days, air conditioners were big, loud, cumbersome units. These days, the world’s top brands produce eco-friendly, energy-efficient units that subtly sit in your home and quietly do their thing in achieving a consistent and comfortable temperature. Air con can cool homes even when the temperature outside is soaring. They work by drawing in air which blows over cold evaporator coils to cool it. The compressor then raises the refrigerant temperature and as the internal heat is transferred outside, the refrigerant helps to create cold air which is pumped indoors to cool the internal temperature of your home.

 

How To Maintain a Healthy AC unit?

Just like hoovering your home or wiping your countertops, there are a number of things you can do to maintain a clean and well-performing AC unit. The most common things to do are occasionally clean or replace your filters to ensure your system is optimally functioning. You should also clear any debris from the unit and check for any damage or loose wires. If you do spot a problem or want to make sure your unit is getting the top level of maintenance to prevent unnecessary repairs, book a service with us and receive the following:

 

  • Fully system inspection
  • Refill refrigerant
  • Clean all filters, pumps and coils
  • Flush AC drain line
  • Lubricate motors and bearings
  • Inspect thermostat

 

How Long Air Conditioners Last

If you buy a reliable and reputable system, AC models can last up to 20 years with regular maintenance. We only supply and install the leading brands, such as Panasonic, Daikin or Mitsubishi. 

 

Should You Upgrade Your Existing System?

By upgrading your system, you’ll save money on energy costs, reduce your carbon footprint and have an superior functioning system that will result in a happier home this summer. Installing a new AC unit is an investment, so if yours is working fine and not costing you much on energy bills or maintenance, upgrading might not be worth it. However, if your system is a decade or two old, is making funny noises or takes too long to achieve your desired temperature, it may be worth considering an upgrade.

 

AC Units Installation

A well-trained professional can accurately calculate the best size and style of model for your home, whilst taking your preferences and requirements into account. Get in touch with us today and benefit from our expert advice for selecting the right system for you and receive up to 24 months interest-free on a new air conditioning unit with Q card.