Regular air conditioner maintenance like cleaning the filters is an important part of owning and using your air conditioner in order to make sure it cools your home or office effectively. The filters inside your air conditioner are responsible for the quality of air that is moved around your home. Their main purpose is to prevent foreign particles from entering the air and can help to minimise allergens inside your home.
Not all air conditioning filters are the same so if you have an air conditioning unit that you did not oversee the installation of, the first thing you should do is familiarise yourself with the owner’s manual. If your unit has not come with a hardcopy of the owner’s manual you can usually find a copy on the manufacturers website. Simply log on to the manufacturer’s website or call their helpline and request a copy emailed or posted to you. The owner’s manual will include a regular home maintenance guide as well the part numbers and descriptions for any replacement pieces like your air filters that you might need.
Cleaning your filters regularly prevents the build up of dust and other particles inside the unit and will ensure effective and efficient running. Dirty filters can sometimes force your air conditioning unit to work harder than it needs to which will result in more expensive running costs. To ensure that you’re getting the most out of your air conditioner and that it isn’t hitting your utility bills harder than it should be, 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 step you through the process or suggest a maintenance mechanic who can check your air conditioner from top to bottom and clean or install new filters while they’re at it.