Regular air conditioner maintenance is critical to ensure the unit operates effectively. The filters inside your air conditioner are responsible for the quality of air. Their main function is to prevent foreign particles from entering the air and may help to minimise allergens and contaminants.
Air conditioning filters are different depending on the age and model of your unit. If you have an air conditioning unit that you did not install, you need to familiarise yourself with the owner’s manual. If you don’t have a hardcopy of the owner’s manual you can usually find a copy on the manufacturer’s website. You can also call their helpline and request a copy. The owner’s manual will include a regular home maintenance guide. Importantly, you’ll also find part numbers and descriptions for any replacement parts, like air filters.
Cleaning your filters regularly ensures effective and efficient running. Dirty filters can sometimes force your air conditioning unit to work harder than it needs to, resulting in more expensive running costs. To ensure that your unit isn’t hitting your utility bills harder than it should, freshly cleaned or new filters are a must.
If you’re unsure of exactly how to maintain your filters, we recommend speaking with your installer or the unit’s manufacturer. They should be able to walk you through the process or suggest a maintenance service to check your air conditioner and clean or install new filters.