Tips to help your reverse cycle air conditioning unit perform at its best
It’s important to regularly maintain your air conditioning unit and we suggest you discuss the necessary requirements with your air conditioner supplier.
Before you complete any of the tips below make sure you switch OFF your air conditioner before opening the cover to prevent personal injury or damage to the unit. It’s also helpful to read how to reduce air conditioning running costs.
Clean the filters of the indoor unit
Dirty filters can diminish the performance of air conditioners as they cause the unit to work harder and possibly overheat. Research from Canstar Blue has shown that 41% of respondents have never cleaned the filters on their air conditioning unit. Not cleaning your air conditioner’s filters will increase your energy bills. A poorly maintained system needs to work much harder to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. Dust accumulates on the filter, clogging the unit and reducing the airflow, therefore diminishing the air conditioner’s performance.
* Before cleaning the filters switch the unit off completely.
Wall Spilt System Reverse Cycle Air Conditioners
With split system air conditioners lift the front cover and remove the filters. Pay careful attention to how the filters are arranged, as some models may have additional deodorising filters and air purification filters. Follow the instructions in the owner’s manual to the correct method of cleaning filters. In most cases a gentle vacuum of the filters is required first to get most of the dust out. Some filters can and some can’t be washed under a tap so please consult your manual. If you use water be sure to dry the filters completely before putting them back in the unit.
Ducted Reverse Cycle Air Conditioners
With ducted air conditioning locate the return air grilles, which are usually located in a central location in your house. Undo the screws holding the grilles and carefully remove the filter pad. Again check with the instructions on the correct method of cleaning the pads and if you do use water, remember to thoroughly dry the pad before putting it back.
It’s important to remember that you should never use a vacuum cleaner to clean your aircon filters.
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