Regular service and repairs of split air conditioning systems are important to make sure your system provides the comfort and air cleanliness it did when first installed. Because the system always provides a comfortable living space, it is easy to forget it is there and to schedule regular servicing.
A regular service schedule, completed by an Alliance Climate Control service technician, can highlight any emerging issues and help prevent a mid-summer breakdown or need for repair.
Many homeowner insurance claims are related to water overflows, some from air conditioning systems. Most claims of this type can be avoided during inspections at regular scheduled services.
Large capacity HVAC systems can produce 110 – 190 Litres of water per day. Clogged drains with dirt, grime and mould must be checked at every regular service, to make sure they remain clear.
Priority task when servicing any air conditioning system:
A blocked air filter reduces system performance significantly. Air cannot pass a blocked filter freely, resulting in poor performance. To clean the filter, wash it in cold water and leave to dry completely before putting it back in the unit.
If the air filter cannot be cleaned, contact your Alliance service professional for the genuine replacement part.
Blocked filters can also cause drain blockages and water leaks, causing unnecessary water damage to your home. A complete drain flush is recommended at on every service to make sure all dirt, grime and mold is removed and the drain is clear. A blocked filter will prevent airflow and in severe cases may cause the indoor fan motor to burnout due to increased load.
Eco-cleaning will remove mould, grime, bacteria and fungi, which in turn improves air quality, energy efficiency, and reduces power bill costs.
Before and after coil clean:
A blocked condenser coil is a danger to the liquid line:
Indoor coil blockage, dirty filtration and partially impacted blower wheels will prevent airflow distribution from the coil; the outcome will be the coil icing up and condensation building up.
This can destroy the valves in the compressor and burn out the motor.
A circuit breaker provides protection to a circuit when electrical equipment malfunctions and could prevent a fire or other catastrophic event.
In the event of operation of an air conditioner causing a circuit breaker to activate, it may indicate a problem with any part of the air conditioner including the compressor drive or condenser fan drive motor. It is important to identify the source of the problem first to confirm if the circuit breaker is malfunctioning or if the fault is within the air conditioner, or indeed if another appliance in the house.
A circuit breaker fault can be quite easily fixed by trained technicians. Checking for the fault with the right equipment ensures your continued safety and the technician responding to your call for assistance will be a fully qualified electrician.
A refrigerant is a substance used in a heat cycle to transfer heat from one area and remove it to another. Usually a gas at room temperature. Found in pretty much everything that cools, and sometimes in things that heat, most commonly air conditioners, fridges, freezers, and vehicle air conditioners.
One of the most common air conditioning problems is having low refrigerant. This eventually makes your air conditioner to stop sufficient cool air and hence it becomes ineffective in its operations. An air conditioner on low gas or with gas leakage may be caused by faulty installation, poor servicing and poor maintenance. Once detected, the gas must be recharged if leak a is detected it should be repaired as soon as it occurs. This is because continued use of a leaking air-conditioner poses some dangers on the occupants of the specific building, the air conditioner itself and the environment as well.
One danger includes Damage to the air conditioner.
One of the immediate effects of using an air conditioner despite detecting the low gas or leak is damage to the whole device. This is because undue pressure is put on the compressor and this damages it. The compressor may break down due to overheating and as a result, the entire condensing unit is damaged. This may require you to repair the whole device instead of just the leak alone, which is quite costly.
We may need to replace your secondary motor controller, and here’s why.
The Capacitor regulates the voltage that runs the most expensive parts of your condenser, the compressor and the fan motor. As your secondary controller gets worn out it can send either too much or not enough voltage to these motors and burn them up.
If your capacitor fails it will either send too much or not enough voltage to your main motors and burn them up. A capacitor is made of bi-metal products and is bathed in oil to dissipate heat. We recommend our premium capacitor, which are filled with mineral, or petroleum based oil. Avoid Chinese made controllers, they utilize vegetable oil and will fail under duress and heat.
Most customers choose to protect their most expensive motors this way and prolong their system live by replacing the capacitor, makes sense doesn’t it?