One of the key aspects of maintaining your air conditioning unit is regular cleaning. A dirty air conditioning unit not only leads to a decrease in efficiency, but it can also cause health problems.
In this blog post, we’ll go over the signs that your air conditioning needs to be cleaned and provide tips for effectively maintaining your unit.
Cleaning your air conditioning unit is important for several reasons. First and foremost, a dirty unit will lead to a decrease in efficiency. When the air filter is clogged with dirt and debris, it restricts airflow and forces the unit to work harder to cool the air. This results in increased energy consumption and higher utility bills.
A dirty air filter can also cause the unit to freeze up, which can lead to costly repairs. Another reason why cleaning your air conditioning unit is important is for your health. A dirty air filter leads to poor indoor air quality, which can trigger respiratory problems, allergies and other health issues. Regular cleaning of your air conditioning unit can help improve indoor air quality and promote a healthy living environment.
Common signs that your air conditioning unit needs to be cleaned include:
If you notice that the air coming from your vents is weaker than usual, it could be due to a clogged air filter or other debris inside the unit.
Dirty evaporator coils or a clogged air filter can reduce the unit’s cooling capacity, resulting in warmer air coming from the vents.
This could be a sign of mould or bacteria growth inside the unit, which can be harmful to your health and should be addressed immediately.
When the unit is clogged with dirt and debris, it has to work harder to cool your home, resulting in higher energy consumption and bills.
If you notice ice forming on your unit, it could be due to a dirty air filter or evaporator coils. When the unit is clogged, the airflow is restricted, causing the coils to freeze up.
When the unit is clogged with dirt and debris, it can circulate allergens, dust, and other pollutants throughout your home.
This could be a sign that it needs to be cleaned. This can also reduce the unit’s efficiency and cooling capacity.
This can be harmful to your health and should be addressed immediately.
Pet hair and dust will accumulate inside the unit, reducing its efficiency and cooling capacity. You may need to inspect and clean your unit more often if this is the case.
The frequency of cleaning your air conditioner will depend on several factors, including the location of your unit, how often it’s used and whether or not you have pets. Generally, we recommend cleaning your unit once a year, however you should increase frequency if you notice any of the above signs.
Performing a quick cleaning of your air conditioning unit is a relatively simple process that can be completed in a few steps.
Please remember that there is always risks when cleaning electrical appliances and to take extra precautions. If you are inexperienced in performing these works, please contact the experts at Efficient Hygiene Services.
Keeping your air conditioner clean has various benefits, such as:
If you notice any of the following signs, it’s likely that your air conditioning unit needs repairs:
If your air conditioning unit is more than 10 years old or requires frequent repairs, it may be time to consider replacing it.
In addition to regular cleaning, there are several other maintenance tips you can follow to keep your air conditioning unit running smoothly:
Our technicians at Efficient Hygiene Services have all the necessary tools and expertise to clean your unit thoroughly and identify any potential issues. We offer highly competitive rates and first-rate customer service to clients throughout South-East Queensland, Tweed Heads and Sydney. Call our team today on 1300 222 357.