7 reasons to look after your air-conditioning units
For many people, air-conditioning is not a luxury. It is something that they rely on day-to-day. Without it, in many parts of the world, the heat would be unbearable. Air-conditioning makes the difference between living in a comfortable home and simply existing in a stifling hot house.
An awful lot of people fail to maintain their air-conditioning units. But, you really do need to look after it. I explain why below.
Properly maintained air-conditioning units last longer
Top of the list the fact that well-maintained air-conditioning works better and last longer. It really is worth asking ambientedge.com or a firm that covers your area to service your units, once a year.
Dirty filters reduce the unit’s efficiency
Clogged filters will reduce the efficiency of your unit. Various studies show that an air-conditioner with dirty filters will consume between 5 and 15% more power.
On most units, cleaning the filters is a job you can easily do yourself. Usually, it only needs to be done every few months. But, if you have pets, clean them every month or two. Also, do this if the unit is in constant use or you live in a particularly dusty environment.
Better air quality
When you have your air-conditioning on a significant percentage of the air that you are breathing in has been through the system. If the filters and other elements of the system are dirty that air is not going to be clean.
Fewer health issues
Living in a home where there is more dirt around can aggravate allergies if you have them. Poorly maintained or badly installed units have also been associated with other health issues. The list includes eye symptoms, fatigue, upper respiratory issues, skin rashes and difficulty concentrating. You can read a study that tells you more about the health issues that are associated with poorly maintained air-conditioning, by clicking this link.
A properly maintained unit will be far safer than one that is not serviced regularly. Provided you use a qualified engineer they will be able to pick up on and fix wiring issues that may lead to shorts and fires.
It is easier to keep each room at a comfortable temperature
When your air conditioning units are working well keeping your rooms at the correct temperature is far easier. The fact that your central system or individual units work better enables you to cool your home quickly. Far faster than you could with a system that is not working efficiently.
Less likely to breakdown
Anything that has been properly maintained is going to be more reliable. There is nothing worse than having to spend several days sweating while you wait for the engineer to arrive and fix the problem.
If you have not had your air-conditioning serviced for a while, we recommend that you do so. Even if the hot weather is not due again for a few months, there is no reason to delay. In fact, some air-conditioning engineers offer discounts to those who call them in during the cooler months.