How to Take Care of Your Air Conditioner

How to Take Care of Your Air Conditioner

When providing you with our high quality products, such as our industrial heaters or air conditioning units, we feel it’s important to know how to take care of them in order to not only get the best out of your unit, but to also make sure that it has the longest lifespan that it possibly can.

An air conditioner goes through a lot of transition in terms of heat, from cool to warm to back again, and such a rapid change can potentially have a negative effect on the condition of the unit if not considered. So what are the ways you can ensure that you get the best out of your heating-partner?

Turn It Off When Not Needed

Air conditioning units are perfect for all year round use, and as a result they can quite often spend a great deal of the year turned on, or in use. Whilst this is obviously fine, it makes sense to turn your machine off when not in use, thus reducing the amount of time it spends heating you up or cooling you down. We all need a break sometimes, and the same goes for our trusty air conditioning units.

Check Your Filters

Your filters are there to ensure that the quality of the air being pumped out is tip-top, and as such they can sometimes become clogged through all the hard work they undertake. This can reduce a system’s energy significantly by obstructing the airflow. If you replace a dirty filter, you can reduce the energy consumption by a staggering 5%, meaning that not only does it work as it is intended, but it is saving you pennies!

Check Your Coils

People seem to be familiar with filters but coils are continually forgotten about. Poor blighters. These can gather dust and dirt fairly easily if not kept an eye on. This dirt then goes on to make it difficult for the coil to absorb heat through insulating it and reducing airflow. Your unit would benefit from changing the coil, ideally, every year, although just keeping on top of its cleanliness will go a long way.

Failing that…

Contact the Professionals!

If you don’t feel comfortable checking either of these, or wouldn’t know your ‘on button’ from your ‘condensation drain’, you may be better off contact one of our heating experts. Our maintenance service is there to keep your heaters and conditioners working efficiently and as they are intended to work, so if you feel like your unit could do with a bit of TLC, then don’t hesitate to give us a call. You can contact us on 01509 814 123, where one of our friendly team will be waiting to lend a hand.

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