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Top Tips For Maintaining Your Air Conditioning Unit

Home air conditioning systems have become increasingly common in UK homes in recent years, as we become more accustomed to having complete control over our indoor climate. As global temperatures continue to rise, air conditioning will become less of a luxury and more of a necessity to support comfortable living.

 

Although air conditioners are generally low maintenance, there are a number of ways that you can take care of your unit to ensure it is working properly and to prolong its life. Read on for a look at some of the top maintenance and care tips for a domestic air conditioning system.



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Change Your Filters

One of the most important parts of air conditioning maintenance is making sure that you regularly change your filters. It is recommended that you do this every month in the summer when your unit is being used regularly, where there can be a build up of dust, hair and debris.


Keep The Surrounding Area Clear

If the area surrounding your air conditioning unit is cluttered, then the system will have to work harder to keep your room cool. This will result in your unit wearing out quicker than it would usually do. As such, it is important to keep plants and furniture away from working air conditioners.


Clean The Drain Line

It is easy to overlook your air conditioner drain line, but this also should be cleaned regularly to prevent mould and algae build up caused by excess condensation. A diluted bleach solution can be used to flush out the pipework, or a hoover appliance can suck out any blockages and debris.


Consider Smart Controls

If your air conditioning unit is running all the time, it can be difficult to remember to turn the thermostat down or off when you head out. This wastes energy and can wear out your system. Investing in smart controls allows you to schedule when your air conditioner turns on and off, where you can also adjust its settings while out of the house.


Enlist A Professional Service

In order to keep your air conditioning unit in top condition, you may also need to enlist the help of a professional. An air conditioning engineer can carry out regular servicing and maintenance, as well as emergency repairs to keep your system running. For electrical or mechanical problems, it is always best to seek out expert advice, rather than attempting to fix the issue yourself.


Westcott Air Conditioning: Repairs, Servicing & Installations

At Westcott Air Conditioning, we provide a wide range of air conditioning services, including regular maintenance and installations, where we can also supply you with ground source heating systems and portable air conditioner hire opportunities. Contact us today to find out more.

 

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