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5 Preventative Maintenance Tips for Your AC

There are actions you can take to lower the chance of your AC unit malfunctioning. Click here to learn 5 preventative maintenance tips.

What’s worse than a broken or poorly functioning air conditioner? In a place like Dubai, where it’s hot year round, not much.

AC Service, Repair Maintenance & Installation in Dubai

An air conditioner is so essential here in Dubai. So, it’s important to make sure you’re performing regular preventative maintenance on your unit.

If you’re not sure where to begin when it comes to maintenance, keep reading. We’ve got five essential tips to keep your air conditioner working properly.

Keep It Clean

Keeping your air conditioner clean is one of the most important things you can do for preventative maintenance. Dust, dirt, leaves, and other debris can easily build up in your air conditioner and reduce air flow.

To clean your air conditioner, start by removing the fan cage to remove leaves and other debris. You’ll also want to clean the fins. Use a garden hose for this to get a strong stream of water without too much pressure, which could potentially damage the fins.

In addition to cleaning the unit itself, you also need to regularly clean the area around it. If there are tons of leaves falling around the air conditioner, they’re going to make their way inside the unit more often than you’d like. Keep your air conditioner covered during months when you’re not using to keep debris and rodents away.

 

Keep It Level

When your air conditioner is not level, you might experience problems with the compressor. To prevent this, make sure to check the pad underneath the condenser regularly. If it starts to tilt to one side, use rot-resistant shims to balance it out.

 

Regularly Replace or Clean the Filters

Clogged, dirty filters will make normal air flow impossible. They’ll also reduce your air conditioner’s efficiency. They do this by allowing dirt to get into the unit’s evaporator coil and making heat absorption difficult.

You should replace your air conditioner’s filter or filters every 1-2 months. You might need to change or clean them more frequently if any of the following conditions apply:

  • Your unit is in constant use
  • Your unit is subject to a lot of dust
  • You have fur-bearing pets in your home.

 

Check the Wiring

Faulty wiring could lead to a variety of issues with your air conditioner. Make sure you’re checking it regularly for signs of overheating, such as melted insulation on wires or wires that look burned or blackened.

You’ll also want to make sure electrical connections are tight. And, look for signs of excessive pitting (deterioration or metals) on the unit’s contactor switch.

 

Have It Inspected Regularly

Annual inspections might seem like an unnecessary expense. But, they can actually save you money down the road.

Inspections allow you to identify and fix issues that might be affecting your air conditioner’s efficiency. When your air conditioner runs more efficiently, your utility bills go down and the lifespan of your unit goes up. A yearly maintenance check can actually reduce your monthly energy bills by up to 15 percent!

Wouldn’t you rather pay for an annual inspection than pay several thousand dollars to replace your entire unit?

 

Looking for a Preventative Maintenance Professional?

If you’re looking for professional, reliable preventative maintenance for your air conditioner, contact us at Air Con Repair and Maintenance in Dubai. From general maintenance to repairs and replacements, we’ve got you covered!

How Often Should I Get An Air Duct Cleaning?

How Often Should I Get An Air Duct Cleaning?


But how often should we clean our air ducts?
Well, the answer depends on your circumstances.

It’s Been A While Since You Had A Good Air Duct Cleaning

This information shouldn’t be news to you. If you haven’t had an air duct cleaning for a while, it’s time to have one.
What, though, constitutes as “a while”?
According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association(NADCA), you should get your air ducts cleaned every 3 to 5 years.
Needless to say, those numbers aren’t definitive. Everyone leads a different lifestyle. As a result, some of our air ducts get grimier than others’.
That said, use the numbers as little more than a guideline. Doing so will allow you to keep your ducts relatively clean.

You Have Allergies

Those pesky allergies just won’t stay away. We try all manner of air purifiers only to sneeze and sniffle for the entirety of the season. Sadly, your allergies just aren’t going away.
But the grime in your air ducts could be going away soon if you invest in a good cleaning.
Simply put, your allergies pretty much mandate that you clean your ducts more often. So the NADCA’s recommendation? You might want to stick with the lower limit.
As a matter of fact, we’d suggest that you consider getting them cleaned more frequently. Perhaps you could try, for example, cleaning them every 2.5 years instead.

You Have A Pet

Puppies and kittens are the stuff of life. They cuddle you and kiss you and have accidents on your rugs from time to time.
What’s not to love?
Well, the pet dander.
Pet dander is just one of the realities of pet ownership. We try our best to manage the danger with cleaning products, but we can’t fight it all. Consequently, the pet owners amongst us should get their ducts cleaned more frequently than others.
And if you have allergies and own pets?
Let’s just say that you’ll be cleaning your air ducts more often than you’d like to.

You Don’t Know How Long It’s Been Since The Last Cleaning

Imagine that you’ve just moved into a new house. The previous owners left you some information about the house, but not much.
Which means that you don’t know what state the air ducts are in.
So guess what? You need to err on the side of caution and get them cleaned.
And if the ducts weren’t in need of a clean after all? At least you and your family will have ultra clean air to breathe.

Schedule An Appointment

We hope you kept a mental checklist as you read. Did you find out that you’re in serious need of an air duct cleaning?
If so, why not take a stab at getting them professionally cleaned? We’re already prepared to do right by your air ducts. All you have to do is select your plan.
We await your request.