Air conditioners help us keep our home comfortable all year round. In summer, we can enjoy quality cooling and fruitful relaxation in a pleasant environment. However, if we don't take care of our units, they won't be as efficient and will also result in higher energy consumption.

 

Maintenance and cleaning of certain parts of the air conditioner is necessary, otherwise the dirt can prevent the air conditioner from functioning properly. In this article, we will give you some tips for maintaining your air conditioning system during the summer.

 

How to take care of your air conditioner in summer?

 

Don't skip the annual maintenance

Annual maintenance is an essential and necessary procedure so that you can get the most out of your air conditioning system and it serves you for a long time. During the maintenance check, all components will be checked. The technicians will measure the refrigerant level and check if any of the elements need repairing.

 

Air filter replacement

Changing the air filter is a very important procedure you can perform yourself at home. If too much dust and dirt have accumulated on the filters, these contaminants will gradually enter the inside of the air conditioner.

 

The appliance collects the air from the room and passes it through the system. Before being blown into the room again, the air passes through the air filters. If they are not cleaned, bacteria and dirt will be blown into the room. In addition, the dirt will also make it harder for the system to work, which in turn will lead to higher energy bills.

 

Clean return air ducts

In addition to taking care of the filters, you also need to clean the air ducts. If the covers are dirty with dust and moss, they will block the operation of the air conditioning system. To clean this part of the system, you can use a vacuum cleaner.

 

Check the duct insulation

If the insulation of your air conditioning system is damaged, the unit will not be able to cool the room efficiently enough. To avoid this, you can periodically check the insulation covering the pipes and replace it if necessary.

 

Check your wiring

Be sure to check your wiring regularly too. It can be damaged due to wear and tear or the system overheating. Always switch off the appliance before carrying out the check. In case you are inexperienced, seek a professional technician to renew them.

 

Cleaning the external compressor

Other components you should keep clean are the compressor and condenser coils. Dirty coils will not be able to absorb heat effectively. You can use running water for this, just be careful not to damage the fins as they are very delicate.

 

Clear the area around the outdoor unit of any obstructions such as grass, brush, debris, etc. Also keep your other belongings away from the outdoor compressor. Anything that can block the airflow will contribute to reducing the efficiency of the air conditioner.

 

Use your air conditioner wisely

Take advantage of all the benefits your air conditioner offers. Use the economy modes at night or when you are not in the room. This will lower your energy bills and extend the life of your unit.

 

Use a programmable thermostat and adjust the operating modes to your needs.

 

You can read more about how to run your air conditioner in the summer in the article: How to save on electricity when cooling with air conditioning?

 

If, after implementing all the maintenance tips, you notice that your air conditioner is not working efficiently enough, it may be time to replace it with a new one. If so, take a look at Fuji Electric air conditioning system models. They have many advanced features and are energy efficient. Contact our team if you need professional advice.