Maintenance Tips for Split Air Conditioning Systems

Published on Jan 30, 2018 by Coleman Levin

Split air conditioning systems are widespread among Australian homes and offices. The ease of use and powerful air conditioning makes them a popular choice for all.

To ensure that your split air con unit remains at optimal performance across the rest of summer, here are a few key tips to follow.

Replacing filters regularly

Filters are one of the most critical components of your air conditioner. They circulate and clean the air properly, hence need to be cleaned frequently. As a matter of fact, dirty filters can become a source of airborne bacteria to spread throughout your house. Cleaning the filters depends on how often you use your split system. Generally, once a month or once every 2 months is a safe thing to do. It’s also a healthy habit to follow by vacuuming any dust, cobwebs, and grime from the filter occasionally.

Cleaning the compressor

Your AC’s compressor plays the role of compressing low pressure and low volume gas to convert these into high pressure and high temperature as needed for cooling. Ensuring to clean the compressor frequently will enable better cooling and better, quality air. Oil specially designed for the ACs can be used for its longevity.

Evaporator coils

When air passes through the air conditioning system, an evaporator coil absorbs the heat to let cold air throughout the space. By replacing old evaporator coils, you can significantly improve air flow and air circulation inside your residential or office space.

Turning off power supply during off-peak times

During the summer, your usage is at its peak. But towards off periods like the end of the season or perhaps when you head off for holidays during the summers, you should shut off the power supply completely instead of just turning it off. Cutting off the power supply prevents the unit from using electricity when it’s not in use.

Regular service

Getting your split air conditioner serviced by experienced professionals will increase its longevity and keep it performing across many summers. Service only needs to be performed every few years, unless there are noticeable, major changes in its performance.

Need professionals who really understand split systems? Get in touch with our experienced team at Colby Cool today for AC cleaning and maintenance services anywhere in Melbourne. Call us now on 03 9796 1444.

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