Having a regular maintenance is vital in order to keep your air conditioner clean and your family healthy and to ensure that your ac unit remains at optimal performance.

Here are a few key tips to follow.

Replacing filters regularly
Filters are one of the most critical components of your air conditioner. They circulate and clean the air properly, hence need to be cleaned frequently. As a matter of fact, dirty filters can become a source of airborne bacteria to spread throughout your house. Cleaning the filters depends on how often you use your split system. Generally, once a month or once every 2 months is a safe thing to do. It’s also a healthy habit to follow by vacuuming any dust, cobwebs, and grime from the filter occasionally.

Cleaning the compressor
Your AC’s compressor plays the role of compressing low pressure and low volume gas to convert these into high pressure and high temperature as needed for cooling. Ensuring to clean the compressor frequently will enable better cooling and better, quality air. Oil specially designed for the ACs can be used for its longevity.

Evaporator coils
When air passes through the air conditioning system, an evaporator coil absorbs the heat to let cold air throughout the space. By replacing old evaporator coils, you can significantly improve air flow and air circulation inside your residential or office space.

Regular service
Getting your split air conditioner serviced by experienced professionals will increase its longevity and keep it performing across many summers. Service only needs to be performed every few years, unless there are noticeable, major changes in its performance.

If you neglect it there can be a wide array of problems that occur, one being clogged and dirty filters. The air filter cleans the air that blows into your home, and whilst it is cleaning the air, it leaves all the dirt and bacteria in these filters. Over time this builds up and makes the filter dirty and if these aren’t cleaned or replaced the air conditioner becomes less effective and can actually end up blowing dirty air into your household.

Here are some of the problems associated with dirty filters:

Minimized air flow
An air filter that is clogged reduces the amount of air that comes through the system, this reduces the amount of air flow into a building or home and the effectiveness of the unit. It is possible for the system to fail when air filters are clogged as air conditioning systems are designed to work with a specific amount of airflow.
Unclean air ducts
When the filter on a central air conditioning system gets dirty, the dirt is more than likely to spread to the air ducts in the house. It is far more worthwhile to have your air filter cleaned or replaced rather than waiting and spending lots of money on replacing ductwork that has been damaged from particulate and dirt.
Allergens are caused by the dirt and mould built up in air conditioning systems. A dirty air filter causes the duct work to become dirty as well which is where the mould and bacteria grows. The pollution indoors can cause symptoms such as fatigue, coughing, itchy eyes, headaches, sore throat, difficulty breathing, congestion and tightening of the chest. Having your air filter cleaned or replaced will reduce these symptoms.
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