5 Tips To Keep Your Air Conditioner In Peak Performance
With the harsh Perth summer it is important that your air conditioner is performing at the highest level. At PowerPlus Air we have put together five quick tips that might help you ensure you stay cool this summer.
1. CLEAN AND REPLACE FILTERS
If you are a handyman, it’s possible to change your air conditioner filters yourself. Although it is not as easy as you might think, cleaning a ducted AC filter can be accomplished if your are a skilled DIYer. It’s important to do the job right. If you aren’t sure, it’s worth having us check it out.
Air-conditioner maintenance is more than simply changing filters. However, there are many more important tasks. Filtered air can cause allergies and asthma symptoms, and worse cases, respiratory problems.
2. WIRING AND COMPONENTS
There have been instances when people turn on their systems only to find that they are heating up immediately. They don’t realize that the insulation around their wires has melted or that one of the arts is missing. A short can cause damage to your appliances.
Although you may feel confident in replacing the damaged parts, the root cause may be more difficult than you realize. You should call us to make sure the problem doesn’t recur or cause more damage.
3. HOW IS YOUR THERMOSTAT PERFORMING?
Is your thermostat still maintaining the correct temperature in your home? You may be using an older mechanical thermostat. You might consider upgrading to a programmable thermostat. This allows you to set times when your system will turn on or off. This is a great way for you to make sure you return to a cool house and will also save you a lot of money.
4. CONDENSER UNIT FAN
The fan of the condenser unit can get dirty, and the blades may chip or crack. You may have to replace the fan or one blade. For older units, it is especially important to keep the blades clean and oily so that they spin smoothly.
5. YOUR OUTSIDE UNIT
The outside unit of your split system air conditioner can become clogged with dirt and debris. It is possible to decrease the effectiveness and efficiency of your unit by not cleaning it frequently. It is relatively simple to do this job without a professional. The power button should be turned off. Next, run the hose over and against the blades. Do not be too heavy handed, and don’t use high pressure hoses.
PowerPlus Air offers comprehensive and complete service for all things air conditioners. We are proud to sell and service top brands and we are specialists in Mitsubishi Heavy Industries units. Do not wait until summer is over to call us and schedule a service appointment or to discuss your next air conditioner unit.