Can you schedule less aircon servicing sessions if you perform some aircon cleaning and maintenance on your own? D-I-Y aircon cleaning and maintenance can help you save some money in terms of electricity bills and aircon servicing costs. Why is that so?
By performing aircon cleaning and maintenance on your own, preferably every 2 to 4 weeks, you remove the accumulated dirt and dust which insulates the transfer of heat. When heat is transferred away from the room well, the aircon uses less energy and reduces your electricity bills. When the aircon is in excellent condition and is performing well, you are also more satisfied because you can enjoy the coolness quicker in your room. What is more important is that you may even postpone your aircon servicing and aircon steam cleaning by another 2 to 4 weeks and save you some money. This may also allow you to delay the performance of washing the aircon with chemical or overhauling the aircon by a longer period.
How to Perform Simple Aircon Cleaning and Maintenace?
Now we know that simple aircon cleaning and maintenance can save you some maintenance fee, the next question is how do you perform such simple aircon cleaning and maintenance on your own? Is it difficult or time consuming to perform the aircon cleaning and maintenance. This kind of aircon maintenance is sometime known as Routiine Aircon Cleaning.
Cleaning the Aircon Filter
When you reach home today, just pull out all your aircon filters and bring them to the bathroom. When you are bathing, just spray the water with your shower head to remove the dirt and dust accumulated. Sometimes you may have to rub the filter a little to remove the dirt and dust completely. It is important that your shower head is able to spray water at high pressure to effectively remove the dirt and dust. After washing the filter, you can continue with your bathe. It is quite simple and hassle free. However, you may wish to wash the aircon filter in the morning instead of the evening because the filter will take some time to dry. If you wash in the evening, it may not be dry and you cannot switch on the aircon when you are going to bed.
Some people prefer a “dry wash” for the aircon instead of the “wet wash”. If this is the case, you just have to use a vacuum to suck all the dirt and dust from the aircon filter. When you “dry wash” the aircon filter, you need not wait for it to dry. You can place the aircon filter back to the aircon immediately after the “dry wash”.
Cleaning the Fins of Fan Coil
If you wish to go beyond the aircon filter, you can rinse the fins with water to remove some dirt from the aircon fins in the fan coil. This will clean up the fins a little. A thorough aircon chemical cleaning and steam cleaning is still required periodically even if you perform this. As rinsing the fins with water can be messy and if you are not comfortable with performing this step, you should just clean the aircon filter and skip this aircon fins cleaning maintenance procedure.
Check the Fan of the Outdoor Unit and Wash its Fins
The Outdoor unit refers to the Compressor-Condenser Unit where heat is transferred there and removed. The fins and fan at the aircon outdoor unit help to remove the heat. Make sure the fan is spinning well and nothing is obstructing it. Spray water preferably with reasonably high pressure water spray at the fins of the outdoor unit every 2 to 3 weeks to remove the dirt. As it is located outdoor, it tends to be dirtier than the indoor unit. Cleaning the fins of outdoor unit is normally perform by the aircon servicing technician. You should only perform if you are used to performing many D-I-Y tasks. Otherwise, you should just wait for the aircon servicing technician to perform.
Aircon Servicing SG
Our Aircon Servicing Professional is able to show you how to perform such aircon cleaning regularly on your own. We can instruct you on how to perform routine aircon cleaning when we are at your premising performing the Aircon Chemical Wash or Aircon Steam Cleaning for you. If you need an aircon overhaul because your aircon is very dirty, we will be happy to schedule a convenient date to perform it as soon as possible.