Split system air conditioners are a popular choice for cooling homes and offices due to their efficiency and ease of installation. However, like any other appliance, they require regular maintenance and cleaning to ensure optimal performance. While cleaning a split system air conditioner may seem straightforward, there are common mistakes that people often make, which can lead to decreased efficiency, costly repairs and even potential health hazards. Established by Tony Stephens in 1987, TSR provides high-quality air conditioner installation services and maintenance across Gympie, Queensland. If you’re looking to ensure that your air conditioner is being cleaned properly, contact TSR Tony Stephens Refrigeration today.
1. Neglecting Regular Cleaning
One of the biggest mistakes is neglecting regular cleaning. Dust, dirt and debris accumulate on the filters, coils and fins of the unit, restricting airflow and reducing its cooling capacity. It is essential to clean or replace the filters at least once every three months and perform a thorough cleaning of the internal components annually.
2. Using the Wrong Cleaning Agents
Using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners can damage the delicate components of the air conditioner. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and use mild cleaning agents, such as a mixture of water and mild detergent, to clean the filters, coils and fins. Avoid spraying water directly onto electrical components.
3. Inadequate Cleaning of Filters
When it comes to split system air conditioning cleaning, many people make the mistake of simply vacuuming or brushing the filters. This can lead to ineffective filtration and reduced air quality. It is important to remove the filters and clean them with a soft brush or wash them gently with water to remove accumulated dirt and debris. This ensures that the filters are clean and fresh for use when summer comes around.
4. Ignoring the Condenser Unit
The condenser unit, located outside the building, is often overlooked during cleaning. Neglecting this component can result in reduced cooling efficiency and increased energy consumption. Clear any debris, leaves or obstructions around the condenser unit and ensure proper airflow for optimal performance.
5. Improper Reassembly
After cleaning the various components, it is crucial to reassemble them correctly. Failing to do so can lead to air leaks, reduced efficiency and even equipment damage. To ensure proper assembly, refer to the air conditioner’s user manual, or call the professionals at TSR!
Cleaning your split system air conditioner is essential for maintaining its efficiency, improving air quality and extending its lifespan. Contact Tony Stephens Refrigeration online today or call us on 07 5482 8100 for air conditioner installation and maintenance.