Tips for Taking Care of Window Air Conditioner UnitsNovember 29, 2018
Regularly maintaining your air conditioning system will help it perform better. By some estimates, routine maintenance can help maintain up to 95 per cent of its original operational efficiency and performance. This leads to a range of benefits – from better energy efficiency to lower humidity levels and fewer repairs. We’ll explore some of those benefits in greater detail below.
- Better Energy Efficiency
Regularly servicing your air conditioning system will help it run more efficiently. Clogged air filters, dirty condenser coils and other problems mean that the system has to work harder to do its job – using up more energy in the process. An inefficient air conditioning system is going to increase your energy bill and leave a larger carbon footprint on the environment. Routine service, on the other hand, will translate into savings on your energy bill and on your conscience.
- Longer Operational Life
As with any major equipment, a regular service will extend your systems operational life. There’s a limit to how long any model is going to last, but the right amount of care and attention ensures that you’ll make the most of your air conditioning system. Remember that one faulty or malfunctioning part can lead to stress on other components. The sooner you fix it, the better the system will operate overall.
- Lower Overall Repair Costs
We’ve all been there. Your air conditioning system appears to be operating just fine, when – out of the blue – the entire system stops working. Suddenly, you’ve found yourself in need of costly emergency repairs. All too often, these repairs could be managed or even avoided through routine service and maintenance.When you call out TBS London to service your air conditioning system, the technician will check for damaged or worn-down parts and recommend their immediate replacement. Likewise, cleaning components such as the condenser and filters will ultimately extend the life of various parts and put off the need to replace them.
- Better Air Quality
If you have any doubts as to whether your system is cleaning the air in your environment, simply open up the front panel and take a look at the filter. Unless it’s brand new or has been cleaned very recently, you’ll see plenty of dust built up in the filter. The more dust that accumulates, the less effective your filter is at purifying the air that passes through it.Regular service ensures that your filter is working as well as it should be. This reduces internal deficiencies caused by a build-up of dust and debris, but it also means that everyone inside is breathing cleaner air.
The frequency with which you have your air conditioning system serviced will depend on several factors, including the model, its age and how it’s used. At TBS London, we recommend having your unit serviced twice per year, depending on the environment and frequency of use.