It’s one of the hottest days of the year. It’s so hot and dry outside, it’s actually painful. The children are uncomfortable. Mom even grew cranky. They’re already wearing the comfiest, lightest of clothes yet the air conditioning can barely keep up with the heat. And then your worst nightmare happens. The air conditioning stops!
The maintenance of air conditioning systems is very easy to overlook. And it’s because air conditioning is literally invisible. It’s just there. We only notice it when something’s wrong with it – when it’s either too hot or too cold. And sometimes, we notice it just a little too late.
In this article, I’m going to share with you some things I learned from one of the best cleaning services in Dubai. Here are cool tips for easy AC maintenance:
- Clean Or Replace Air Filters
Routinely cleaning or replacing the air filter is one of the most important air conditioner maintenance chores. In fact, it should be done at least once every 2 to 3 months.
Maintaining the cleanliness of the air filter does not only ensure the cleanliness of the air coming out of the air conditioner; it contributes to the lengthening of the life of the air conditioner itself. And it’s because a clean air filter ensures the efficiency of the air conditioner. A clogged, dirty filter would get in the way of normal airflow and reduce the efficiency of the unit. A clean or new air filter on the other hand can even help lower your energy consumption by 5% to 15%.
- Check Wiring And Other Components
Check wirings and other components of the air conditioner for damages or deterioration once at least every 6 months. Remove panels or coverings to get a good look on hidden wirings and components. Are there any burned insulations or blackened wires, perhaps caused by overheating? Are all the buttons and dials still working properly?
Reminder: Before working on the air conditioner, make sure that it is turned off and is unplugged.
- Clean Outside Unit
When we think of air conditioner maintenance, we often just think about the actual air conditioner. But actually, maintaining the cleanliness of the surroundings of the outside of the air conditioning unit is also important. Dirt, leaves, and even trash can build up outside the unit over time. These can block airflow and reduce the unit’s efficiency. So regularly hose away the dirt and debris on the outside of the unit, trim the shrubs and plants around it, and make sure that nothing can block the airflow through it.
- Hire Professional Maintenance
Air conditioning maintenance is relatively easy, especially for a small home. But there are still maintenance concerns that need specialized attention like refrigerant leak tests and thermostat repair. And how about bigger setups, like in an office, or in a whole building? For these needs, hiring professional maintenance is necessary.
For inquiries and service orders, don’t hesitate to contact professional maintenance companies in Dubai.