Summer is just around the corner and while you’re busy preparing your crop tops, summer shorts and bikinis, we want to ask you, have you given enough thought to your air conditioner? The sweltering heat of summer can be unforgiving and the last thing you want is to come home to a conked out air conditioner. You can prevent this from happening if you give your air conditioner good care. When it is properly maintained, you can be confident that it won’t die on you during the months when you need it the most.
You may not know it but there are three things that are responsible for destroying your air conditioner. If you want to preserve your cooling unit, make sure you avoid these so you won’t waste money on repairs just to extend the life of your air conditioner.
- You never give your air conditioner a break.
Sometimes we abuse appliances thinking that it’s what they are made for. We keep them running all day and all night without realising that they need a break. When your air conditioner is turned on 24/7, it will only be a matter of time before it breaks down. Give it a break. If the heat is unbearable in the morning, keep it on but turn it off during the afternoon or at night. You don’t have to keep it running for long hours.
- You make it work too hard.
Aside from keeping your air conditioner turned on 24/7, another thing that could potentially ruin it is by making it work too hard. You can actually do something about this by ensuring that your room is sealed. Make sure all windows are closed when you are using your air conditioner. If you have blinds, use them. Pull them down when it’s hot outside to prevent the sunlight from entering your home. It’s also not a good idea to keep changing your air conditioner’s temperature settings as this prompts your air conditioner to work harder in order to achieve the temperature you want. The best solution is to find a desired temperature and keep it that way.
- You don’t have it professionally cleaned.
Air conditioners can remain in tiptop shape for many years if you regularly have them cleaned. When you skip cleaning your air conditioner, dirt, dust, grime, mould and mildew will accumulate and impede airflow causing your air conditioner to work harder to cool the room. This will expedite the wear and tear process and you’ll eventually end up with a broken air conditioner.
You can preserve the life of your air conditioner if you give it a break and not let it operate twenty-four hours a day, and if you find ways to prevent it working too hard and if you have it professionally cleaned regularly.
At HydroKleen, we have a team of specialists who are experts in removing organisms such as bacteria, fungi, mould, DNA and mildew in air conditioners. These are harmful toxins that are responsible for making you and your family sick. Our comprehensive air conditioning service will make sure that the air you breathe is fresh and clean to reduce the probability of sickness such as asthma caused by organisms trapped in your air conditioners.