Long gone are the days air conditioners were just used in summer! Most households now have air conditioners with reverse-cycle technology which means they can enjoy the comfort of either warm or cool air. With air conditioners now in use all year round, it’s important you look after them with regular tune up’s. If you don’t, you could face hefty repair bills, higher energy bills and insufficient air flow. Take a look at our tips from iThink Property Manager, Ronda Millard on how to give your air conditioner a DIY clean.
Before beginning any maintenance on your air conditioner make sure it’s switched off and unplugged from any power source. As an added precaution, avoid touching any electrical components within your air conditioner. Once all power is off, open the door on the front of the air conditioner. Every air conditioner is a little different, but you should be able to do open this by pulling forward the small handles on either side of the air conditioner at the same time. Once open, give the inside and outside a light dust with either a rag or dustpan brush.
Next thing to do is clean your filters. To ensure your air conditioner is working as best it can you should wash your filters regularly (it’s recommended every two weeks when in frequent use). Filters can vary from brand to brand, but you can usually take them out by opening the door on the front and pushing the mesh filters in an upward motion. If you’re unsure of how many filters your air conditioner has or how to get the filters out, take a look at the manufacturers manual. Click here to also see a more detailed guide on removing mesh filters. Once they are out, wash gently with soapy water and leave to dry before placing them back inside.
It’s also important you check up on your air conditioners’ condenser (outdoor unit). If you’re a little confused on what this is, it is the large metal box with a fan inside. It’s important to regularly check your unit to ensure it’s free and clear of any debris otherwise it can affect the efficiency of your air conditioner.
RONDA MILLARD – ITHINK PROPERTY MANAGER
07 3202 3040
Constantly exceeding expectations, Ronda loves to rise to new challenges and deliver exceptional customer service to all her clients. Always ready to go the extra mile, Ronda is dedicated to treating every client with the attention and care they deserve.