Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems
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Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems

Hello, my name is Jacob. I would like to talk about proper installation and repair of the HVAC system in your commercial building. Full scale HVAC systems for commercial buildings require ongoing maintenance and repairs to keep every floor and room at a comfortable temperature. These temperature control systems also control the air quality in the building by sending the airflow through filter elements. My site will cover all aspects of the upkeep needed for these systems. I will also talk about the benefits of keeping your air quality and temperatures at desirable levels. Thanks for coming to visit my website.

Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems

How To Properly Maintain A Window AC Unit

Isaiah Chapman

Window air conditioners are the perfect climate control solutions for apartments and other housing units that simply do not have the interior ductwork for a central system. However, just like all other major home appliances, window air conditioners need to be properly maintained in order to ensure that they stay in efficient working condition. Understanding what some of the most important maintenance tasks for your window air conditioning unit are can help you keep it functioning properly for as long as possible.

Change the Air Filter

The simplest yet most important thing that you can do for your window air conditioner is replace the air filter every year. Simply open up the front of the unit and slide the filter out (you may need a screwdriver to remove the faceplate, depending on the model). Some window units have disposable filters, which can simply be thrown out, whereas many also have reusable ones, which need to be cleaned with soapy warm water and allowed to dry before they are reinserted.

Clean the Coils

Another important part of keeping your window air conditioning unit in good repair is to remove any dust, dirt or other debris which may have collected on the coils. The evaporator coils are located either directly below or right behind the air filter and you can clean these off using a vacuum cleaner or a soft rag or brush (but don't use any moisture). The condenser coils are located at the rear of the unit, on the outside – clean these off if you can reach them using a vacuum cleaner or brush, but if not, wait until the winter season when you bring the unit inside for easier access.

Store It During the Winter

Finally, as already mentioned, you should always bring your window air conditioner into your home during the winter months. This is because not only can cold temperatures and moisture cause damage to the unit, but also because the seal around the unit will not be as secure as having the window closed entirely, which can let cold air into your apartment. You should store your air conditioner throughout the winter in a cool and dry location, away from moisture and dust. You'll want to clean it both when you remove it and before you put it back in place the following summer to ensure that it is in peak operating condition before you start it up again.

Contact an air conditioning service for more help.