Without a doubt, staying indoors with the air conditioner at full blast is probably one of the best ways to beat the heat and to stay cool.
But if the last you serviced your aircon was during the stone age, your aircon might break down and not function properly, depriving you the cool air that you so desperately need, and leaving you to fend off the boiling hot weather.
So to prevent this from happening, here are 5 damaging things you could be doing to your aircon that you should be aware of:
- Not replacing or cleaning the air conditioner filter
Keeping the AC filter clean is a necessary since the quality of air you breathe depends on the condition of the AC filter. Cleaning your filters regularly is helpful to prevent dust and mould buildup, which can be harmful to your health.
In addition to that, dirty filters will decrease the efficiency of your aircon, meaning higher electricity bills. A study revealed that a dirty filter can increase electricity bills from 5% up to 15%. Ideally, you should clean your filter once every 1 to 3 months. Luckily, cleaning your air conditioner filter is simple, easy and quick, while the filter replacement won’t cost you much!
- Not servicing your aircon
It’s no secret that aircon maintenance is important, as this helps to prolong your unit’s life, in addition to improving the efficiency of your air conditioner. Though you can always find DIY aircon maintenance tips and tricks on the internet, there are many components that require years of technical skills that are out of your league. For instance, filling and checking you aircon refrigerant gas, chemical cleaning, and repairing the compressor.
That is why you should hire a professional to service your aircon at least once a year so that it remains in tip-top condition. An aircon unit that’s well maintained will prevent it from breaking down, saving you the money from buying a new unit.
- Not optimising fans
One common mistake that people often make is neglecting to turn on their fans – whether ceiling or standing – because fans can help to circulate the air around your room, easing the workload of your aircon as you don’t have to lower the temperature of the room, saving you electricity cost at the same time.
- Gaps are not fully closed
Whether if it’s doors, windows, or vents, leaving your aircon turned on won’t matter if you leave them open, as you’ll allow cool air to escape through the gaps. Ensure that everything is fully closed, if you have aircon vents around your house or office, ensure that they’re closed otherwise they’ll only eat up cool air.
- Absence of curtain
If you’re still not aware of it yet, curtains help to shade you from the heat and is a great way to keep your electricity bill at a minimum. So if you’re going to switch on your aircon, don’t forget to keep your curtains closed as they help you to shield your home from the sun.
It’s time to conduct your aircon service
Now that you know what pitfalls to avoid, you should conduct your aircon service to ensure that everything is running nice and smooth. Our aircon specialist can help you service and install any aircon in Malaysia. Request for a professional service now!