When it comes to ensuring that your air conditioner is running optimally, one of the most important things you can do is get a professional air conditioning service on a regular basis. However, you also need to know how to maintain your air conditioner between formal servicing so you can get the most out your system. So, where do you start? Let’s take a look at what you can do at home to keep your air conditioner in shape.
Read the manual
This might seem like an obvious one but a lot of people forget to check the instruction manual before they go ahead with maintenance. Every air conditioning system is different so it pays to check out exactly what you need to do. If you can’t find your instruction manual, most are easily available online. Remember, a basic rule of maintenance is that you turn your air conditioner off at the wall before you begin!
Cleaning the filters
One of the most basic maintenance tasks for your air conditioner is to clean out the filters. If your filter has a built up of debris, it means that air can’t flow properly and your system will use more power. Aim to clean your filter once every weeks or two when you’re using your air conditioner a lot. In most cases, all you need to do is run your vacuum over the filter to get rid of build-up. If the filter is especially dirty, you can soak it in warm soapy water.
Cleaning the outdoor unit
It should come as no surprise that your outdoor unit gets pretty dirty, especially if it’s in an exposed location. Clean the area around your outdoor unit regularly to keep it free of leaves and debris. Have a brush handy to get rid of cobwebs and dirt on the unit itself and pay particular attention to the air intake so it’s free of dust.
Call the experts for repairs
If you’re noticing issues with your air conditioner, don’t wait until your next scheduled service – call you technician to come and take a look. Whether you’re noticing a burning smell, you air conditioner is making a lot of noise or it simply doesn’t work, getting your technician out as early as possible means that the appropriate repairs can take place before it turns into a bigger issue.
Here at Airspares, we offer expert air conditioning servicing Perth. Whether you want to arrange regular maintenance or need repairs carried out, our expert technicians can have your air conditioner running smoothly and efficiently. We service a full range of air conditioning and heating systems, and can also help you select and purchase a new unit if necessary. We provide our services across the Perth area – give us a call today!
For professional air conditioning service Perth, speak to the team at Airspares today on 1300 66 22 44.