- On October 25, 2017
Air conditioning units seem to have earned a status of a commodity these days. This is especially true with hot and humid countries in Asia, such as China and Singapore. To prove this point, it was recorded in just 15 years, air conditioning system installations in Chinese urban cities have increased by more than 100%. In Singapore, you will barely see an office or a shop without an air conditioning unit.
But though these offices and households have their air conditioning units installed, not all of them know how to take care of their equipment.
Why regular cleaning is important
Do you know that you need to clean your cooling unit regularly? Or do you just wait for something unusual before you even check this home appliance?
Regular cleaning is very important for your air conditioners and for the human beings who use them as well. Since the function of your cooling unit is to circulate the air in the room, it accumulates dirt and dust on its filter in the process. Some bacteria even has a tendency to grow inside the core parts of your cooling equipment. When this happens, you also breathe in these impurities that will be emitted by your A/C unit.
Aside from the health risks a dirty air conditioner brings, it also results to an increase in your electric bill. Dirt and dust stuck in your air conditioner make it work slowly and less efficiently, causing it to use electricity more than the usual.
Lastly, bacteria and dirt accumulation in your cooling unit does more damage to the appliance itself, causing it to have shorter life span. So when you notice some changes in the way your air conditioning system functions, don’t attempt to repair it on your own, but call for professional assistance.
So here are some of the simple ways to maintain the cleanliness of your air conditioner:
Clean the outer grill
This is one of the basic steps that you can actually do even for just two times a month. It does not take too much time at all because you just need to remove some screws to detach the outer grill or the exterior part of your A/C. You can either soak it in water with a mild detergent or wipe it with clean, wet cloth to remove dirt. If you do this twice a month, no dust will be stuck there.
The popular way to clean the air filter of your A/C is by using a vacuum cleaner. Air filter, as mentioned earlier, suck up all the dirt and dust inside your room because that’s part of your cooling system’s work. If the vacuum can’t get your filter clean, use a mild detergent mixed with water to wash it.
Don’t be afraid when you hear the term, chemical wash, because this is your only resort when your air conditioning unit gets deeply affected by the impurities it has absorbed. When your A/C unit still performs poorly after you clean the filter over and over, the problem must be on the inside of your cooling equipment. If this is the case, you really need professional aircon chemical wash services. Only the specially formulated chemicals can penetrate the deepest core of your cooling unit that cannot be reached by brush or common cleaners.