So you’ve had your brand new, all-singing, all-dancing air conditioning unit installed, and you’re already starting to wonder how you ever lived without it.

But it’s important to keep in mind that, if you want to keep your air conditioning system it in tip-top condition, you will need to ensure you properly maintain it. After all, if you don’t maintain and service it when necessary, you may face breakdowns, unnecessary replacements, and increased costs.

What’s more, when your air con unit is running efficiently and to maximum capacity, this will also make it more energy efficient and reduce the cost of energy bills.

Filters

To keep your air conditioning unit performing effectively and efficiently, it’s absolutely vital that you regularly replace and clean the system’s filters. In fact, replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by between 5 and 15%.

Coils

Over the days, months, and years, the evaporator and condenser coils in your air conditioning unit naturally collect dirt.

Keeping your filters in tip top condition will help to prevent the coils from becoming dirty too quickly, however they will still need to be cleaned annually in order to avoid reduced air flow and heat absorption.

Window Seals

If you have a room air conditioning unit, you should inspect the seal between the air conditioner and the window frame at the start of each cooling season and ensure that it makes contact with the unit’s metal case. If moisture gets into the seal, it can cause damage and allow cool air to escape from your home.

Condensation Drains

If your condensation drains become blocked, they can prevent the unit from reducing humidity in the room, which could, in turn, lead to moisture discolouring your walls or carpets. To prevent this, pass a stiff wire through the AC unit’s drain channels from time to time.

It’s time to call in the experts

If you want to be sure that your air conditioning unit will continue to perform to the optimum standard for years to come, you should consider hiring a professional service technician.

If you have had an air conditioning unit installed, get in touch with ACS. We offer a comprehensive air conditioning maintenance plan that will ensure that your AC unit is always running effectively and to its maximum capacity, as well as being in full compliance with UK law and your warranty guidelines. Our technicians will also identify any potential future problems and try to prevent them from occurring.