A well-maintained air conditioner not only keeps your home comfortable but also saves you money and reduces its impact on the environment.
Following these tips will help you enjoy efficient and cost-effective heating and cooling.
Why is Proper Maintenance Important?
- Energy Efficiency: A clean air filter allows your air conditioner to operate more efficiently, reduces energy consumption and helps to lower your electricity bill.
- Improved Air Quality: A clean filter traps dust, allergens, and pollutants, providing healthier indoor air quality.
- Prolonged Lifespan: Regular maintenance extends the life of your air conditioner.
Steps for Cleaning Air Conditioner Filters:
It is important that you clean the filter at least every 3 months.
- Make sure the air conditioner is switched off.
- Locate the filter. Refer to your user manual to find the filter’s location, it is commonly behind the front flap on your indoor unit.
- Remove the filter. It should simply slide out.
- Inspect the filter. Check for visible dust, debris, or damage.
- Rinse the filter under cold, running water. Use a mild detergent if necessary. Allow it to air dry completely.
- Reinstall the filter. Make sure it is properly placed in its original position.
- Close the cover properly.
- Turn power back on.
You can ask your Tenancy Officer to assist with this process during your tenancy inspections.
Tips for Efficient Use:
It is recommended the temperature is set at 24–26°C when you’re at home, and a few degrees higher if you run it overnight.
- Fans can help distribute cool air more efficiently.
- Close windows and doors.
- Use blinds or curtains to block direct sunlight and shade your windows.
- Ensure that the area around the outdoor unit is clear and free from obstructions to ensure your unit has proper ventilation.
- Follow the cleaning schedule mentioned in this article to maintain a clean air filter.