5 Easy Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips
When it comes to air conditioning maintenance, there are some simple things you can do at home. Read on for everything you need to know.
Dubai is a beautiful city of adventure, opportunity, and culture.
It is also a place where the sun is hot all year round.
If you are a home or business owner in Dubai, air conditioning maintenance is crucial to staying cool.
We recommend regular professional help, but there are a few things you can do on your own to ensure your air conditioning is running well.
Here Are 5 Easy Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips
1. Test Your Air
Taking the time to test your air can save you a lot of time and money in the long run.
Most people think their system is good to go when it operates on its usual setting. The real way to check your system’s condition is to cool your space a little more than you plan on using it regularly.
If you are in a new home or business location, this is the first thing you should do. Set the air to a cooler temperature than you normally would, and see how well it performs for about an hour.
This shows you what the system can or cannot handle, and if you do or do not need to call in a professional.
2. Clean Your Filter
Another quick tip to do at home is checking your air unit’s filter.
Especially in a place like Dubai, where your air conditioning is working hard year-round, a clean filter is a simple way of ensuring good air.
Good air means the system is pushing out the right amount of air without having to work too hard. When a filter gets dirty, it can cause a unit to overwork due to decreased air flow.
It also means there is no excess dirt or dust from the filter getting into your work or living space.
Check your filter once every month, or clean it if your system has a reusable filter.
3. Upgrade the Thermostat
New technology is making air conditioning maintenance easier than before.
Older, mechanical thermostats had to be programmed manually. Home and business owners needed to be present in the space to change the air as the day got hotter or cooler.
Programmable thermostats have changed that, and have allowed air conditioning systems to run more efficiently. If you are in and out of the house at regular times, you can set your air accordingly with a programmable thermostat.
A good practice is to have your air set hotter during the times you are out, and program it to start cooling the house down about half an hour before you usually get home.
This saves energy and money, while keeping you cool when you need to be.
4. Check the Outside Unit
Another good tip to practice when you are home is to take a look at the outside unit.
Just like having a good filter inside your system, dirt on the outside can affect its efficiency as well.
Make sure the space around the filter is clear of dirt, leaves, or big bushes that may clog air flow.
5. Practice Safety Tips
Safety is always important during air conditioning maintenance, especially if one is checking the outside unit.
Always make sure your system is turned off and cooled down before changing the filter or cleaning the area. This protects you from harm and your system from damage.
When in Doubt, Call a Professional
Air conditioning maintenance can be as simple as these five tips, but sometimes can be more complicated.
If you think your air is not running efficiently, or need a second opinion, contact us today.