If you have spent big money on a new air conditioning unit then the last thing you want is for something to go wrong with it. Although you have to allow some problems to occur there are also many problems that can be avoided if you look after your unit in the right way. It is a good idea to get into the habit of regular air conditioning maintenance. By looking after it and making sure that you keep an eye on any small problems, you can make sure that any issues are nipped in the bud and quickly resolved before they become bigger problems.
1) Changing The Filter
You should look at changing the filters in your air conditioning unit around 4 times a year. The filters can quite quickly become clogged with dirt, dust and grim which will stop your machine from working as efficiently as it could do. As well as not working as it should a blocked filter can also cause your machine to overheat and this will lead to much bigger problems.
2) Cleaning The Vents
At the same time as changing your filter you might want to look at cleaning the vents. Once a year you should get a professional in to give them a thorough cleaning but generally speaking you doing it every few months will help. You really just want to make sure that they are clean, grime free and don’t have any blockages which could result in the vents not working as they should.
3) Freon Levels
Your air conditioning doesn’t need to consume any of the Freon coolant, so your levels of Freon should never change. Try and remember to check this when you are doing filter and vent maintenance. If the levels do seem to have reduced then it could be that you have a leak and this, of course is something that you’ll need to get looked at straight away.
4) Checking How You Use The Machine
It is easy to see the top of your unit as a convenient shelf or accidently lean items up against the back of the unit and think no more of it. Try and get out of the habit of this and at the very least remove them when you do your maintenance checks as above.
While you’re doing all of this just give the whole unit the once over and make sure it all looks and sounds like it should.