Summer is coming and unless you get your AC ready, then you may be in for a very HOT month ahead. Let’s say you are ahead of time and got yourself a newly installed unit to brave this year’s summer, how are you taking care of it to ensure it will be delivering cost efficient cooling solutions to you for a long period?
Haven’t thought about it yet? We’re here to give you a heads-up so you can take good care of your new unit. Read on.
Regular Replacement of the Air Filter
You must have heard this time and again, but how seriously are you taking this advice?
Air filters are one of the most worked parts of your unit because it is designed to capture particles like pet dander, dust, dirt and debris. So, if you don’t get this cleaned or replaced; it can easily be clogged causing your unit to work extra hard. The result is higher energy consumption and increased heating and cooling cycles for your AC.
How often should you get this cleaned?
Get it cleaned every after change of season to ensure it is working at its absolute best.
Sealing the Air Ducts
Do you know that your air ducts can loosen at the seams and are prone to pictures and small holes over time? When this happens, it can create air leaks which may result in a major spike in your energy bill and additional wear to your capacitor, compressor and motor.
So if you start to notice that your AC unit is not cooling as usual, try to inspect if any of the air ducts remains sealed or if it has developed unwanted holes. If you see any, immediately contact an AC specialist who will look into it.
Install A Smart Thermostat
New models of air conditioning systems have smart thermostats installed in them. But for those with older models, upgrading yours to a smart model is a wise option as it helps you save as much as 10% on your energy bills. Moreover, it even allows you to control it via your mobile phones.
Clean the Vents Regularly
Just like your air filter, your AC’s vents may also be prone to dust, grime, debris and even pet hair. Eventually, this will buildup inside your vents and impede airflow.
Clean it regularly by using warm water and a few drops of cleaning solution. Wipe it with a clean microfiber cloth so you can clean the surface of the vent covers. As for the inside, you may use a wet-dry vacuum to remove the particle build-up inside it. However, there is nothing like the cleaning done by an AC specialist. So for best results, always ask the help of a professional.
Check the Outside Unit
Make it a habit to check your outdoor unit regularly. See that it is clear from all debris like weeds, grass, plants and other materials that may interfere with its ability to exchange heat with the outside air.
To clean your outside unit, just use a garden hose sprayer to rinse and clean the outdoor unit. As needed scrub it with a soft bristle brush. This will help in removing sticky substances such as tree saps on it. But if you are hesitant on how to do it, it is best to leave this to the experts. Schedule an appointment with us so we can check on your unit.
Keep Your Home Clean
You may not have realised it, but a clean home means lesser job for your aircon system, too. This is because little dirt and debris will have to be filtered in by your system. This makes it work less.
So one of the best and easiest ways to prevent your system from working harder than it should be, is to keep your house clean.
Nothing beats the benefits of a regular maintenance service performed on your aircon system. Afterall, AC technicians have been trained to thoroughly inspect, clean and tune up AC systems.
So what are you waiting for? Choose a reliable aircon specialist in Clontarf, Balmoral, Bribie Island, Bulimba, Green Slopes, Hawthorne, Morningside, Noosa, North Brisbane, North Lakes, Redcliffe, South Brisbane, and North Lakes to help you.