Just like the indoor unit, if there is build up on the outdoor unit the airflow can be restricted. This in turn causes the compressor to work harder and will increase your energy usage and electricity bills. Ensure plants such as creepers are not allowed to penetrate the unit as this can cause damage. There must be at least 10cm space clear all around the unit and approximately 100cm clear in front of the fan.
During the hotter months, setting the coldest temperature does not cool your home faster and in fact can place added pressure on your system. With Fujitsu reverse cycle air conditioners it is recommended to set the temperature above 23 degrees Celsius, as this will minimise energy consumption.
If your unit is still under warranty you need to be aware that warranties only cover manufacturing and design defects or faulty workmanship. So if your warranty service is due to poor maintenance then you may be charged for the service call.
If you are running an old unit your energy bills can be significantly higher and you may also face costly repair bills. Replacing your existing ducted air conditioning system with a new Fujitsu high efficiency inverter will reduce your energy bills and will save you lots of money every year. Check out Ducted Air Conditioning Replacement Units for more information.
For further information on maintaining your reverse cycle air conditioning system free to call us on 08 8345 0470.