How to Maintain an Air Conditioner?

The summer heat can be hard to bear, especially if you live in an apartment on the upper floor. An air conditioner can make your home more comfortable and provide a much-needed breeze during scorching days. Once installed, you need to learn how to use it, but also how to keep it in optimum condition.

Like any type of equipment, air conditioning needs maintenance. Often these costs are not low. That’s why it’s sometimes a good idea to clean your air conditioner yourself before the heatwave sets in. Free, simple – this small gesture can help you enjoy the coolness without spending too much money.

Here’s what you need to know.

Check Your Air Conditioner

If the air conditioning unit (both the outdoor and indoor units) has been left uncovered, you should check to see if there are any uninvited guests in the unit. To avoid this type of problem use an air conditioner cover to prevent small intruders from infiltrating.

Clean the Air Filter

On almost all models, the air filter is easily accessible through the front panel. Remove the filter and clean it gently with a combination of warm water and dishwashing soap or wine vinegar. Let the filter dry completely before replacing it. These filters should be cleaned at least once a month during the cold season. If you have pets, clean the filter more often.

Clean the Condenser Unit

Over time, dust and dirt will build up inside the coils of your air conditioner. This build-up reduces the performance of the unit and consumes more power – costing more in the long run. Before the start of each cold season, clean the coils in your air conditioner. The coils can be cleaned using compressed air or a soft-bristled toothbrush and a spray bottle for surface cleaning.

Inspect Cooling Coils for Signs of Frost

If the temperature outside the room where the air conditioner is located is very low, check the coils regularly for ice. This can damage the cooling mechanisms inside and may, over time, lead to very expensive repairs or total replacement of the air conditioner.

Set an Ideal Temperature

To maximise the efficiency of your air conditioner, it is recommended that you set the unit to an appropriate temperature, neither too low nor too high. If the temperature outside reaches 35 degrees Celsius, it should be between 21-25 degrees Celsius in the room. This will help the air conditioner not to overheat and cool the air down quickly.

Over to You

In conclusion, any small action you take now to take care of your air conditioner can help you avoid bigger expenses in the future and give you a comfortable and efficient experience during hot weather.

Enercell Air Conditioning provides the best residential, commercial, and industrial air conditioning repair services in Sydney. Our professional team is ready to help you to maintain your air conditioning. Contact us today on 1300 108 492 for more information about air conditioning repairs Sydney.

 

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