Even in the face of scorching outdoor temperatures, the air conditioner guarantees your comfort and prevents excessive moisture. to create a clean and healthy atmosphere, the use of air conditioning filters is very important. not only that, but it is also effective in controlling temperature and humidity while eliminating harmful particles and toxins.
As a result, these filters keep you healthy. To maintain the air conditioner healthy, clean them regularly and replace them according to the suggested timetable. Clogged air filters create several issues and dramatically increase the unit’s wear and tear. In Malaysia, air conditioning is utilized for lengthy periods, exacerbating the situation. Before you hire a professional for yearly maintenance, you should know that cleaning them takes less than 30 minutes.
How are filters linked to the main AC components?
Let’s look at how a blocked filter might harm an air conditioner. Before that, you should grasp the fundamental operation of an air conditioner, which can be summarized in a few elements.
- The condenser’s compressor compresses the refrigerant and eliminates heat.
- The pressurized gas flows through the tubes until it reaches the interior evaporator unit.
- It is allowed to expand in the evaporator’s cooled coils.
- The cooled evaporator coil is constructed to circulate air from the room.
- The cooler air now passes through the filters, gets cleansed, and has a cooling effect.
What happens if the filters aren’t cleaned regularly?
When the filters are dirty, you may notice delayed cooling and decreased airflow. The slower rate of airflow via the condenser coil causes delayed cooling.
The chilled coil is unable to exchange heat with the surrounding air, and its temperature falls below freezing, causing ice to develop.
This is the moment at which your air conditioner begins to suffer.
- Ice accumulation begins to distort the coil’s fins.
- A heavy layer of ice might distort or rupture the pressure refrigerant lines.
- Any evaporator damage is tough to repair.
- A refrigerant leak would result in less cooling and a greater burden on the compressor.
Water Leakage Effects
- Corrosion of the air conditioning equipment and the danger of electrical damage
- Spoilage of the wall on which the air conditioner is positioned
- Mold and bacteria growth causes a nasty odor.
- Electric shock hazard as a result of current leaking
Enhanced Wear and Tear
Filters that are clogged prevent optimum airflow to the evaporator coil. You already know that ice would work in this situation. However, the temperature in the room does not fall. As a result, the compressor continues to operate. If the filters are completely clogged, the compressor may run for hours and accomplish nothing but harm. It would be a waste of energy to have ice where you don’t want it.
In this circumstance, the circuits inside the air conditioner are also overloaded. The continuous delivery of electricity to the compressor stresses and shortens the life of the components on the PCB.
The compressor is the component that uses the most energy. It contains moving parts that compress the refrigerant. Heat is released during compression. The compressor becomes extremely hot as a result of sunlight, electrical heating, and compression heat. If this continues for an extended period, the bearings will fail prematurely. The compressor contains oil to keep the working components lubricated. At higher temperatures, this oil begins to burn and loses efficiency.
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