You might get yourself summer-ready with an updated wardrobe and new beach gear, but did you know your air conditioner also benefits from smart summer prep? Well-maintained air con will help you stay comfortable in the warmer months, and can even cut your bills, improve your air quality and comfort, and last longer! Wondering what you can do to prepare your air conditioner for summer? Read on for our handy hints!
Clean your filters
Your air conditioner thrives on filters, which clean the air that keeps you cool. Filters collect any dust, particles or contaminants that might otherwise cause you harm. Over time, your filters can become dirty and clogged, and if this is the case your unit can run into problems. Not only will it end up working harder with the reduced airflow a dirty filter can cause, it will also expend more energy – leading to higher electricity bills.
Cleaning your filters is pretty straightforward – all you’ll need to do is remove them and use a vacuum cleaner to remove the nasties before washing them in warm and soapy water. Let them dry completely before returning them to the unit.
Other handy hints
Cleaning your filters is one of the best ways to get your air-con summer-ready, but there are also other things you can do to prepare:
Set your thermostat
Many air con owners set their thermostats too high during summer, which can lead to higher energy expenses. While there’s variation regarding the “ideal” temperature, it’s usually recommended to set your air con to 24 or 25 degrees during the summer months.
Clean your vents
Wipe or vacuum your air con’s louvres or vents to clear out the dust.
Spruce up the outside
Wipe down your air con’s exterior unit with a damp cloth, and make sure it’s clear of any debris, dust or leaves. These can prevent proper airflow, so it’s a good idea to monitor your outside unit throughout the year.
Book a service
Give Oceanside Services a call and book our team for an annual service. Not only will we pick up any problems before they become costly disasters, but we’ll also clean out your unit’s components, check coolant levels, and inspect any critical parts to make sure all are operating smoothly.
Get your air con summer-ready with Oceanside Services
Make sure you get the Gold Coast’s best air conditioning service with Oceanside!
Our expert, professional team of technicians is on hand to help you prepare for the hot summer months! We know air con, and we wouldn’t want you to struggle through this summer without. Give us a call today at (07) 5520 7100 to learn more about our maintenance services or to book a quote.
Why do I need Air Conditioning Services?
There are plenty of benefits of having good air conditioning, especially in the summer heat.
Better air quality
After getting your air conditioning serviced you can guarantee that the air quality in your home will be improved. Air conditioners circulate and filter air, removing pollutants and mould from the air!
If you are someone that suffers from allergies and asthma, then having a clean air conditioning system will make a huge difference to your day to day life.
You have to admit sleeping in the cooler month is a lot better. There is nothing better than getting under the covers of a cold night and tucking in for a good nights sleep.
Having air con can enhance your sleep all year round. Regulating the temperature in your bedroom from either too hot or too cold has been said by doctors to be the best way to ensure you are getting the best night sleep.
Life Saver in Summer!
You need a top-notch air conditioning service this summer. Why? Because Queensland can be hot (even with La Niña and the rain it brings)!
Here in summer, the temperature can reach over 30ºC and you don’t want to be the one without a cool place to escape to, especially if you have kids or you’re working from home during the day and you spend a lot of your time at home.