Tricks to improve Aircon Performance

If you are not a fan of Singapore hot and humid climates, there is a best chance that your aircon systems are the biggest energy users in your home. With summer being the only season all year round, optimal performance from your aircon is a must-have to provide you the comfort that you desire. Here in this article, we will provide tips on helping you improve your AC’s performance. First, we will looked at some of the signs that may indicate inefficiencies in your aircon systems.

1.     Clean Your Air Filters

If you has not opened your AC unit for a long time, your air filters will likely be filled with dust. Accumulated dust or debris restricts airflow which can hinder the efficiency of your aircon. Take some time to vacuum the air filters and give a wash if you must. Once your air filters are free from any obstructions, airflow will improve, and you can feel the difference.

2.     Seal Your Doors and Windows

Gaps in door and windows in your room can lead to cooled air escaping, rendering your aircon inefficient. Make sure to close your doors and windows and check for any gaps or openings that may allow air to leave. If you just want to air your room, be sure to turn off your AC first before opening the doors or windows to prevent any wastage of cooling air.

3.     Clean Your Condenser Unit

Your condenser unit, which is the outdoor unit, can only perform at its best then it is free from any form of obstructions such as debris. Cleaning this may get very tricky gives how most of us live in high-rise buildings, and so, it is best to leave this type of cleaning to the professional to handle. With the professional at work, you can guarantee your own safety while knowing your condenser will be clean with proper washing techniques.

4.     Keep Curtains or Blinds Closed

During the day, direct sun lights can enter your through the window which heat up the air in your room. By keeping your curtains and blinds closed, you can prevent the internal air from heating up so your AC does not need to work twice as hard. Even when you leave home for work in the morning, you can keep the curtains and blinds closed so your room can stay cool throughout the day as well.

5.     Scheduled Maintenance on a Regular Basis

The best way to ensure that your AC systems are running at their peak all year long is to have scheduled maintenance on the regular basis with professionals performing proper servicing on your aircon systems. This includes the cleaning of various AC parts, e.g. filters, pipes, vents, and checking on your condenser and AC compressor for potential issues as a form of a preventive measure. With regular cleaning and active preventive measures, your AC is poised to run smoothly with optimal performance throughout the year.

6.     Aircon Location

This is a factor usually to be considered before you Aircon installation. A good aircon contractor would have analyzed and factored in these considerations before proposing an appropriate location for your AC unit. One of the factors involves being placed under well-shaded areas – placing your aircon and condenser unit at locations that avoid direct sunlight, protects the system from the additional heat, and minimizes the workload. Another important factor when it comes to AC location is to ensure there are no surrounding obstructions restricting the aircon’s airflow, especially if you have tall items such as plants near the AC vents.

7.     Clear Hot Air Accumulated

If the room had been exposed to sunlight, you can consider allowing the hot air to escape first. You can do so by opening the windows and switching on the fan for 15 minutes before turning on the Aircon. With fresh cooler air in the room, your room could be cooled in a shorter time using less energy, and as a result, improve the cooling ability.

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