In our previous blog, we discussed the negative impact of poor ventilation on the students’ learning condition. We also shared how air conditioners can help solve the problem of poor ventilation in schools. Moreover, we mentioned that aside from insufficient AC units, schools in Queensland are facing another AC problem: poor maintenance.
The sufficient ratio of air conditioners and facilities is a good thing. However, for the school to be properly ventilated, the air conditioning units must be regularly maintained. In today’s blog, we will share with you the benefits of giving the school air conditioners proper maintenance.
Why does an air conditioner need maintenance?
Air conditioners filter dirt and dust in the air as they provide the room with a cool temperature. These particles are accumulated in AC filters. Thus, when you check your air conditioners at home, the filter gets dirty after some time.
The same goes with the air conditioner filters in the school, maybe even worse. When left unattended, the dirt can clog the filters and air conditioners will start to malfunction.
Another common problem of air conditioners is frozen coils. This happens when air conditioners are running continuously over time. In classrooms where the air conditioners work non-stop, it is typical for the inner system to freeze. Such problems can shorten the air conditioner’s lifespan. However, these issues can be avoided with regular maintenance.
How does air conditioner maintenance work?
The first thing you need to keep in mind is that air conditioner maintenance is essential. Another thing is that it must be done by professional and licensed HVAC technicians only. Why? It is to ensure that your air conditioner will be properly cleaned and free from damages.
Now, how do licensed HVAC technicians do air conditioner maintenance?
Air conditioning maintenance involves the following tasks:
- Inspection of the whole unit for possible damages and risks
- Cleaning and replacing the filters
- Cleaning the evaporator and condenser coils
- Fixing and dusting the air conditioner’s fan
- Checking and replacing refrigerants
- Removing dirt and debris trapped inside the outdoor unit
- Cleaning air ducts
Most of these tasks require professional experience. The last thing we want is for the dirt to be deep-seated that it is difficult to clean. This is mostly the case when the air conditioner is poorly maintained.
How frequent should school air conditioners get maintenance?
Air conditioners must have a thorough maintenance service at least once a year. However, in schools where air conditioners are more frequently used, maintenance should be done more often. It is advisable to get the air conditioners maintained before the start of every term. It will ensure that the air conditioners will not fail during the whole term.
What are the benefits of properly maintained school air conditioners?
Most of us think that air conditioner maintenance is expensive. That’s why we are sceptic of getting regular maintenance for our schools’ many air conditioning unit. Surprisingly, proper and regular air conditioning maintenance has a lot of benefits including:
- Clean and germ-free air
- Limited instances of air conditioner emergency
- Longer lifespan
- Lesser need for repairs
- Less energy consumption
With all these benefits, you’ll realize that getting the schools’ air conditioner regular maintenance is the less expensive option. Repairs and replacement are, after all, more costly than the maintenance fee.
Do you need a reliable HVAC contractor to work on your school’s air conditioner maintenance? Talk to us today and experience why Wahoo Air conditioning is the preferred AC contractor for schools in Queensland.