If you’re feeling hot under the collar, it’s probably because the temperature rises. Getting a new air conditioning system in this heatwave season is always a good idea, but there are certain things that you need to consider if you want it to last while giving you the coolness you deserve.
BE SURE TO BUY THE RIGHT SIZE
A common mistake made by homeowners when doing Air conditioning installs Perth is buying an air-con unit that is either too large or too small for their home. If you have an air conditioner that is too small, it will run almost constantly without ever cooling your home to your desired temperature. A unit that is too large will cycle on and off all day long, wasting energy and money. To ensure you choose the perfect size air conditioning unit for your home, contact a professional air-con contractor from DACS Air Conditioning who can perform a load calculation to determine exactly how much power you need in an AC system.
MAKE SURE IT’S PROPERLY INSTALLED
When your air-con unit is installed correctly, it will use less energy, and if it uses less energy, it will lower your electricity bills. It will last longer, which means fewer repair costs. And, of course, it will keep you and your family more comfortable when the temperature is high outside.
CHANGE THE FILTER REGULARLY
A dirty filter restricts the airflow through your air conditioning unit. If this happens, the pressure on the compressor increases, and so does the temperature at which it operates. This can cause your air conditioner to shut down suddenly or entirely break down. The filter should be cleaned every month – ideally while you’re cleaning out your furnace’s filter. If you have pets or live near construction sites or industrial areas, check your filter more frequently.
INSPECT YOUR CONDENSER COIL REGULARLY
The condenser coil is located behind your outdoor unit, and it’s responsible for removing heat from your home. Condenser coils can become dirty over time, which reduces their efficiency. In addition, the fins that surround the coil can become bent and damaged, which also reduces efficiency and performance. Please don’t attempt to straighten them yourself; this is best left to a trained contractor with special tools.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT TYPE OF UNIT
There are two types of air conditioning units available today: packaged systems and split systems (also known as central air conditioners). Packaged systems are typically used for homes without ductwork, whereas split systems are often attached to existing ductwork. If you have existing ductwork, a split system may be better than a packaged system because it is quieter indoors and offers greater energy efficiency.
SCHEDULE REGULAR MAINTENANCE
A well-maintained air conditioner will last longer and run more efficiently. An air-con technician can spot problems before they grow into significant issues during a routine checkup. The technician can also alert you to worn parts that should be replaced before breaking down completely.
With the right conditioning system, you can enjoy the benefits of your home’s AC system throughout the year. Regular schedule maintenance with a local professional like DACS Air Conditioning can get even more out of your system. Your home will thank you in return.