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How to Look after Your Air Conditioning

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If you invest in a quality air conditioner and a great installer, then you should encounter minimal or possibly zero problems with your air conditioner for years to come. However, as with most things in life, if you want them to last a long time, you still need to regularly provide them with upkeep and maintenance.

Air conditioners can live a lot longer if they are looked after properly. For your benefit we’ve provided a handy guide to help you look after your air conditioner easily.

Check Your Air Filter

Checking the air filter on a regular basis is essential to keeping your air conditioner running smoothly. Replace your air filter particularly at the start of summer as dust may have built up in it during the cooler months. It also helps to replace your air filter more often if you have allergies.

Clean the Condenser

If too much dirt or dust builds up in the condenser which is the unit outside your home, the airflow can become blocked. This can cause numerous problems in your air conditioner including overheating.

Consider Hiring a Professional

Hiring a professional to maintain your air conditioning unit can significantly reduce the chances of something going wrong with your cooling system right when you need it. Professional air conditioning tradesmen have the tools and the know-how to clean your air conditioner and also make any minor repairs before they impact your air conditioner in a big way, costing you even more money to fix.

Keep Your Outdoor AC Unit in the Shade

If you can keep the outside air conditioning unit in the shade, your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard to keep you cool, thus reducing your energy bills and also potentially lengthening the lifespan of the unit.

Keep Your Thermostat on Medium Temperature

Turning your thermostat on too low will make it work too hard and result in wearing your air conditioner out sooner rather than later. Keeping your thermostat on a higher temperature won’t make your room cool down any slower but will help to maintain an even temperature.

Remember, if you plan on doing some DIY maintenance to your air conditioning unit, always make sure you turn off the power supply both in and outside of your home as the outdoor unit stores an electrical charge that can potentially be dangerous. If in doubt, leave it to the professionals to handle.

At The Weather Wizard we know that maintaining your air conditioner can be difficult, and even if you do, things can still go wrong. That’s where you need the wizards to work their magic! We are dedicated air conditioner specialists, servicing Perth and beyond. If you need maintenance or repair on your air conditioner, contact us today for friendly advice and a free quote.