Keeping your reverse cycle air conditioner in tip top condition and working at its best requires regular maintenance. Quite simply, a poorly maintained air conditioner has to work harder to keep your home at the right temperature all year round. This can be costly with both running costs and unnecessary repairs. In fact heating and cooling your home can account for up to 40% of your energy bills, making it essential to keep your unit working at it’s optimum.
Regular maintenance is also important in keeping your warranty valid. Your warranty only covers manufacturing and design faults, so you may be charged for a service call if the issue was caused by poor maintenance.
Follow some of our simple air conditioning maintenance tips to help keep your air conditioning performing at its best. Before you start any maintenance work always remember to follow your manufacturer’s recommendations and switch off your air conditioner.
- Clean your filters
Dirty filters can affect your aircon’s performance. They cause the unit to unnecessarily work harder and in fact can cause overheating. Take a look at how to clean your air conditioner’s filters.
- Clean the unit grillesRegular cleaning to remove accumulated dust from your indoor grilles increases the efficiency of your aircon and also reduces allergens in your home. Every six months vacuum or wipe with a wet cloth along the aircon’s grilles to remove any dust.
- Keep the outdoor unit clean and free from debris or obstructions
Any build up or obstruction around the outdoor unit will affect the airflow and cause the unit to work harder. Whenever the air conditioner has to work harder, your energy usage and bills increase. It’s recommended to have at least a 10cm space clear around the aircon and about 100cm in front of the fan.
- Avoid setting the temperature too low
In Summer, you might be tempted to set the temperature to the lowest setting to cool your house quickly. However setting the temperature too low (or high in winter) places additional pressure on your system and increases the wear and tear. Not to mention, that it significantly increases your electricity bill. We recommended setting the temperature to 24 – 26 in Summer and 19 -21 in the winter months.
- Get your unit professionally serviced regularly
Depending on your usage, Fujitsu recommends getting your reverse cycle air conditioner serviced every one to two years by a licensed professional.
- Replace your old unit
If you are finding you have been experiencing frequent repairs and high energy bills, it might be time to replace your old unit. Replacing with a high efficiency unit will help reduce your energy bills considerably.
Taking care of your investment by following some simple regular maintenance tips will help keep your reverse cycle air conditioner running at its best all year round. It makes sense to take the time, it will not only save you money on repairs and running costs, but also increase the unit’s lifespan.
To find out more about energy efficient heating and cooling solutions, call us on 83450470 or send an online enquiry. Factory Direct Home Air Conditioning are the experts in air conditioning Adelaide and are happy to help you with your aircon needs.