The air conditioner is home to many distinct and separate parts that all contribute to providing everyone with cool and clean air. Among one of these parts is the air conditioner blower, responsible for bringing necessary air movement to the machine to keep it running. Also known as the air conditioner fan, the blower serves as one of the key components of a fully functioning air conditioning system.
An air conditioner uses blowers to transfer the warm air away from any space and replace it with cold air. It also maximizes airflow for better circulation and machine function. But contrary to popular belief, an air conditioner blower comes in different forms and sizes, depending on the air conditioning system itself. The four most commonly used types are the propeller fan, centrifugal fan, vane-axial fan and the tube-axial fan.
The Permanent Split Capacitor or PSC is a motor that is commonly used in blowers for a variety of machines — air conditioners, heaters, refrigerator compressors and even office machinery. Also called the Single Value Capacitor Motor, this motor is mainly used to make the rotor in a machine rotate.
In order for your aircon blower and unit to function properly, it needs proper care and maintenance. Part of aircon care and maintenance involves the regular cleaning of the unit and its parts. Here’s a quick guide that you can follow on how to clean air con blowers and aircon fan:
Step 1: To begin cleaning, flip the cover of the aircon to access the washable filters. Using water and soap with a neat cleaning pad is recommended.
Step 2: Remove the flap and air vanes from the aircon to get access to the impeller.
Step 3: Clean the impeller by using a half-inch paint brush to wipe away any dust or dirt that have accumulated. Be sure to do this thoroughly until there is no dirt left.
Step 4: Use a slightly damp rag to clean additional dirt and debris. Get another rag to wipe away the entire surface of the impeller until it is clean.
Step 5: Turn on the aircon unit and wait for more debris to come out. Be ready for more cleaning by removing the debris using a vacuum cleaner or a handy sweeper.