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How Cleaner Air Conditioning Systems Can Help to Conserve Energy

Most homeowners are concerned about their energy costs and reducing the environmental impact of their activities. However, while they may consider upgrading equipment and modifying their habits, many of these homeowners overlook the potential cleaning can offer to help conserve energy. Keeping your equipment a little cleaner could reduce the risk of a system breakdown and lower your bills. So, here we will explore the topic a little further to highlight how you can make a difference with a few simple procedures.

Changing Filters:

Air conditioning systems have at least one filter to collect any dust, allergens or debris that could enter the motor and cause damage. These filters are usually very easy to replace, but if they become clogged, they can severely compromise performance and energy efficiency. Most manufacturers recommend changing filters every four to six weeks, but if you have smokers or pets in your household, you may need to change them more frequently. The specific instructions for changing the filters on your equipment will be listed in your owner’s manual.
A clean filter is not just important for energy efficiency as it is vital for good quality indoor air. When a filter is clogged with debris, it restricts airflow and forces the system to work harder, but it also allows particles to be released into the air. This can be particularly problematic for allergy sufferers or those with respiratory conditions.

Cleaning Your Coil:

Inside the outdoor unit of your air conditioning system, there is a large coil. This needs to be kept clean to maintain the highest possible efficiency levels. Since the coil is outside, it can accumulate a great deal of dust and other debris over time. As the refrigerant moves around the coil, the heat needs to dissipate into the air. This process of heat transfer is necessary to keep your home cool. However, if the coil becomes covered in dirt or dust, this process is impeded.
Cleaning your coil is an important aspect of air conditioning maintenance, but this task should be left to the professionals. Correct cleaning processes require the correct equipment and tools together with the knowledge and experience. Without the proper care, it is possible to damage the coil during cleaning, so it is not worth the risk. You may regret trying to save a few dollars if you need to bear the expense of replacing a broken coil.

If you would like to know more about caring for air conditioning systems, Perth home or business owners should contact us. The Gas Air team has expertise and experience in the installation and maintenance of all brands of air conditioning systems. We would be delighted to address any queries you may have to help you to conserve energy while keeping cool.

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