Evaporative Coolers

Evaporative cooler maintenance should be conducted regularly to keep the cooler disinfected and clean. Since air coolers are the major instruments to distribute air in a surrounding, and people will always be breathing that air, so it is very important that the air should be fresh and clean. The air can be fresh only when there is regular maintenance of the air cooler. The air cooler needs regular maintenance in places with hot climates because constant working of the air coolers leads to building up of unwanted sediments and minerals. Neglecting maintenance is a cause of various problems.

  • Before summer you should do the following or give O’Neill Air a call to do the following.
  • Shut off the power and water supply before you start to clean your air cooler
  • Install new media pads or clean at least once during the entire season to prevent unnecessary clogging of dust, pollen, mildew and minerals from evaporated waters
  • Remove the cooler drain tube in the reservoir pan and cleanse out all elements like silt, dissolved salt, stored dirty water, old pad fibres with nylon brushes and plastic scrapers.
  • Check to see that the V-belt is not cracked.
  • Rotate the motor and the blower wheels to check the correct working of the air cooler. Check and replace the bearings if requitred.
  • Check that the water is not flowing smoothly through the side panels then clear the blockage by placing a flexible wire into the tube-end orifice.
  • Remove all external weatherproof covers
  • Remove the filer pads and clean them thoroughly with a water hose
  • Clean the sump and bleed-off systems refit the filter pads, close the drain valves and open water inlet valves to allow the units to fill them with fresh water.

Immediately after summer, clean the air cooler in the following ways:

  • Disconnect all powers to the unit
  • Take out all the sediments and slimes from the basin with a brush
  • Let all the dirty water flow out from the tanks and pipes
  • Clean the basin and water pump guards with a cloth soaked in diluted household disinfectants
  • Dry the internal parts of the air cooler by running the fan
  • Fit waterproof covers to external units

Contact any of our staff about been placed on our regular maintenance programme and forget about having to chase Companies to have your Evaporative cooler serviced.

Routine Maintenance

Manufacturers recommend a monthly routine maintenance in operational periods, but some other seasonal maintenance may also be necessary. The more a cooler runs, the more maintenance it will require.

Maintenance For Ducted Reverse Cycle Air Conditioners

Ducted air conditions require very little maintenance. Below are the few things you need to do in regards to regular maintenance for your ducted reverse cycle air conditioner.

The return air grille is the big grille (usually located in the hallway or common zone). It should to be cleaned as needed.

The Return Air Grille Should Be Cleaned Regularly

To clean the filter you need to pull back the clips or turn a screw and the grille should pivot down. Then you can vacuum the filter whilst still in the grille or you can remove the filter and either vacuum or clean with soapy water. If you clean with soapy water, remember to not dry in the sun as this will cause the filter to warp. If you are at all unsure how to clean this grille, please contact O’Neill Air for assistance.

If the return air grille of your air conditioner becomes noisier than usual, or the air conditioner cools/heats less than normal it is a good sign that the filter needs a clean.

If you have health symptoms of constant headaches, fatigue, runny nose, dry eyes and a sore throat when running your air conditioner, it can mean 2 things. Firstly your filter may need a good clean (see above). Secondly, your ducting may be contaminated with dust and germs and may need to be professionally cleaned. Certain air conditioning contractors can professionally clean and remove the bacteria from your ducting, bringing your system to a healthy state again. This is the basic maintenance required indoors for your air conditioning system.

Upon purchasing your air-conditioning equipment, it is important to know that the company that installed the system is there to provide support to protect your investment. O’Neill Air Conditioning can offer annual preventative maintenance services and also our technicians are available to handle repair situation if they were to arise. We recommend an annual preventative maintenance service to retain your equipment in the most optimum efficiency and restrict the likelihood of a plant failure during peak usage times.

Our technicians are dedicated to upholding our commitment to excellence, in customer service and satisfaction.