4 simple steps for a healthy and durable air con system
End-of-winter air conditioning maintenance to help your system run smoothly all year round
Why is air conditioning maintenance so important? Is it mandatory to do this regularly? Why should I even worry if it doesn’t give me any sign of damage?
Yet as we all know, it’s always easier to prevent than to heal a disease. Same is with your air conditioning unit. A healthy air con system does not only bring you the necessary thermal comfort but it can also save you money on your energy costs in the long term.
Just like any periodic health check or beauty routine, your air conditioner maintenance is also vital for optimal and long-lasting performance. The best way to ensure it is to schedule a professional check performed by a trusted and qualified company and have your air con system inspected and cleaned at least twice a year. In between, however, you can also take responsibility and contribute to the unit’s wellbeing.
1) Remove and clean the air con filters
Clogged filters are one of the most common issues of domestic air conditioners. Over time the airflow can gradually become restricted by dust and debris pushing your air con to work harder and therefore, not delivering the results you would typically expect when looking at your high energy bills.
Going by the book, you should clean the filters at least once every six months in order to ensure correct operation of your air con. Spring is a great time to perform this routine before switching to cooling, as well as autumn, before turning to heating again.
2) Be careful to check any strange noise coming from the air con vents
From time to time, it is possible that the air con makes a disturbing loud noise. It may be thanks to a blocked filter or the grille not fitted properly, which is why the first operation is very important to avoid any situations like this.
If you recently cleaned your air con unit and you still hear the noise getting more intense, then you may experience technical difficulties with the fan motor mounts and a qualified technician is the safest and fastest solution to your problem.
3) Perform a basic clean of the air con coils if necessary
During the winter, it is possible that the coils have accumulated dirt, leaves or other obstacles that could slow down the system or, much worse, lead to internal damage. Even though filters play a protective role, the coils are still required to be cleaned at least twice a year.
For this step, it’s essential to make sure the system is switched off before carrying out any air conditioning maintenance, after which the top can be unscrewed from the compressor and the components removed and cleaned separately. If you consider a professional cleaning as the best option for you, our friendly team of tradies is always happy to help.
4) Schedule a professional check before switching the air con to cooling
Sometimes, being away from home for too long or being too busy with work could make you miss or ignore the alerts your air con system gives you before a potential breakdown. No worries! We are here to help. No matter what air-conditioning services you need, call Jaric Air-conditioning for responsive, friendly and local service.
Consistency is the key to a healthy and durable air con system. By performing this routine, you will enjoy a long-lasting thermal comfort. Our reliable Brisbane air-conditioning team of experts will give you the professional advice you need, as well as perform outstanding workmanship for you and your family’s safety and comfort.