This blog will highlight eight of the best and most cost-effective air conditioner maintenance tips. These tips will help you keep your air conditioners in good shape as the temperatures rise.
There are many ways you can make the most out of your central Air conditioning Sydney system. These tips will help you maximize your central air conditioning system’s cooling power and reliability while reducing your electric bill.
- Clear debris from around outdoor condenser units. Outdoor units will perform best when they are clean. Professionals should perform a more thorough and in-depth cleaning.
- Make sure to vacuum indoor vents. To maintain a steady airflow, you can vacuum any debris and dust from the indoor supply vents. Keep blinds, furniture, and toys clear of obstructions to the vents.
- Turn up your thermostat a few degrees. Temperature adjustments of 5 to 8 degrees (down in winter and up in summer) are a good way to save money. A programmable thermostat allows you to adjust the temperature automatically for different times of the day or when you’re away from home for several hours.
- Keep heat-producing appliances, such as lamps, away from the thermostat. Heat-producing appliances close to your thermostat can tell it that your home’s air needs to be cooled faster, which will cause the system to work harder and take longer to cool down.
- Keep your curtains and blinds shut during the heat of summer. Your curtains and blinds can help keep the heat out of your home when the sun shines directly on them.
- Clear your drain line. The indoor cooling coil is usually mounted above the drain line.
- Furnace in the basement. You can keep your drain clean by flushing one cup of chlorine bleach down the air conditioner drain and then rinsing it with gallon water. Keep your drains clear.
- Clearing the drain line can prevent your basement from becoming flooded if it becomes blocked.
- Do not use your dryer or oven during the hottest part of the day. Your dryer will draw warm air into your home. Using your oven will increase the temperature in your home. This will make it more efficient.
- Insulate all exposed ductwork. You should seal any ductwork that runs through unconditioned spaces to prevent leakage of conditioned air. Visual leaks can be fixed with a UL-181-rated duct-sealing adhesive. However, a professional should inspect the ductwork at your next scheduled maintenance appointment. You should also ensure that your ductwork is insulated with the correct thickness of duct insulation material.
- It doesn’t have to cost a lot to keep your central air conditioner system in good condition.
- It is important to understand the components of your HVAC system so that it runs efficiently. This will ensure your HVAC system is ready for you when it is most needed.
- To save money and prevent problems from developing, we recommend that you use the tips above in conjunction with regular maintenance.
These tips, together with additional steps in our “25 Ways to Save”, the ebook can help ensure that your system is in top shape and working properly.
Make sure your system is checked at least once a year by a professional to ensure that equipment, connections, and ductwork are ready for use when warm weather arrives.