Air Conditioning Self Maintenance
Air-Conditioning Self Maintenance is often neglected by most people.
Since air-conditioning is one of the most expensive appliance in the
household, consumer should learn to maintain their air-con units in
order to prolong the equipment life span. In this way, it
also saved cost in long time. Most people will start to call for Aircon
service when their Aircon started to face problem, for example water
leaking, smell and etc..
When it happened, it is already too late as your Aircon unit has been
running in higher consumption for a period of time. This mean that, due
to the dirt stuck in your Aircon unit, the compressor is running 2-3
times harder than normal, just to bring the temperature low in your
room. This cause your compressor to shorten its life span.
Air-Conditioning Self Maintenance
you get the air-con professional to your place, why don't you learn
some basic air conditioning maintenance yourself? Here are some of the
maintenance that you as the consumer can do it yourself.
- Air-conditioner Unit Cover
will be great if you know how to take out the cover to wash it. If not,
just use a vacuum cleaner or a cloth to clean the cover without
- Air Filters
Clean the filter
with water every weeks. You can use any kinds of soaps found in your
bath room and scrub it with brush. Dry it with cloth before placing it
back to your air-con unit.
- Evaporator Coil
a vacuum clean with a brush head attachment, lightly clean in the same
direction as the aluminum fins. If you are not confident in doing this,
please leave the cleaning for the professional. It is because if you
clean the fins too hard, the fins might bend and affect your air-con
- Drainage Pipe
Go and locate the
drainage pipe, usually in your toilet, then using your vacuum cleaner to
suck out all the dirt. It may take up some time if your aircon is badly
- Outdoor Unit
Use a hose and spray small pressure water through the condenser coil. It is best to do it during rainy days.
that you has learn the air conditioning maintenance and implement them
right away! I'm sure that once you have done the above, you can
definitely reduce your utility bills and pro-long your air conditioner
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