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    7 Tips To Increase The Longevity Of Your Split Air Conditioner

    So you have bought a split air conditioner to beat the heat of this scorching summer? Now remember some tips to ensure that it performs superlatively throughout its life.

    The global warming has wrecked havoc on the earth as the temperature is rising and touching a new high every year. The people across the globe are suffering from the ill effects of global warming. Coupled with the scorching heat, the humidity has made life tougher than ever before. To save themselves from this unusual climatic condition, many people have fallen back on air conditioners a lot.

    Whether you buy a split AC (air conditioner) or a window AC, the most important thing is to know whether they will perform smartly under tough circumstances. Since, we tend to overuse the air conditioners during the summer, we need to be prepared for their maintenance just incase they fail to perform up to the desired level. Take a look at some of the maintenance tips for split ACs that should be applied to boost the efficiency of your split air conditioner.

    The smooth functioning of a product depends on its proper maintenance. So, if you have a product, then you need to take god care of it. In case of an AC whether domestic or commercial, the following points should be noted for better performance and durability of the product. The various components of it include:

    • Air conditioning filter is an important part of an AC. It should be changed every month or every two months regularly depending on its use. If not the air would be dirty and filled with pollutants. The dirty air conditioning filters also increases the air conditioning repair and maintenance cost.
    • Another important part is the compressor. It compresses low pressure, low volume gas making them the high pressure, high temperature and the gas needed for the AC. It also removes vapor from the evaporator to maintain a low boiling point. Make sure to clean the compressor regularly to get cool and refreshing air. Oil specially designed for the ACs can be used for its longevity.
    • When air passes through the system, the evaporator coil absorbs the heat to provide cold air through out the space. Replacing the old evaporator coil improves the air flow and air circulation inside the home.
    • Air conditioning maintenance also includes cleaning of air ducts or ducts. In the air conditioning system, air ducts are spread through out the entire house keeping the area cool and pleasant. Hence, the ductwork ought to be cleaned regularly to remove the dust collected on air ducts.
    • All air conditioning system use refrigerant to absorb the excess heat and supply cool air inside the house. Sometimes there might be a refrigerant leak. So, a reliable air conditioning company or contractor should be called to check and repair that part.
    • Sometimes there might be problem with the heating and split air conditioning of your air conditioner. You need to clean your air filters. If, still the problem continues, then it`s time to call an expert.
    • In some of the cases ice blocks the tube and no cold air comes from the air conditioning filter instead of the filters recently cleaned. It indicates that the air conditioning refrigerant is low and needs to be adjusted or replaced.


    Although the running cost of both window and split AC is almost the same, the power consumption of a split AC could be little higher because of the additional motor it requires. Moreover, the capital expenditure of it is a bit higher than the window AC as well. A split air conditioner scores higher than a window air conditioner because of its `silence` feature. The compressor of a split air conditioner is kept away from the indoor unit and thus, ensures complete silence inside your room.
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    So either you have bought a new ducted air conditioner or you are about to buy one. Do you know how to run your air conditioner to it's full potential? Do you understand the maintenance required to keep your air conditioner running smoothly for many years. The following article discusses some hints and tips on how to get the best out of your ducted reverse cycle air conditioner.
    The main maintenance you need to perform for a reverse cycle (refrigerative) ducted air conditioning system is to clean the filter located in the return air grille. The return air grille is the big grille that ****s the air back into your system and can usually be found in a hallway or wall.
    To clean the filter you must first open the return air grille. Once you have opened this grille, you can either pull the filter out or clean it whilst still in the grille. You can clean it by either a quick vacuum or by washing with warm soapy water. You should clean the filter about once every 3 months. If the system starts to work less efficiently or the return air grille becomes noisy it is also a good sign that the filter needs a clean.
    Cleaning the filter regularly will ultimately increase the performance and longevity of your air conditioning unit. How you run your air conditioning system is also important. Try setting the temperature setting to an average level.
    If you put the settings on maximum, it will not make the air conditioner cool/heat any quicker, it will just prevent the unit from cycling off which will cost you more money. When running your air conditioner you should also try to run as little zones as possible. If you run to many zones, it will be costly to run your air conditioner.
    Also running fewer zones places less stress on the air conditioning unit which will ultimately increase it's lifespan. keep the outdoor unit clean and free from obstructions.
    Try to keep the area clean and free from any household items to aid in airflow. Wash down the outdoor unit every few months to slow down rust build up. If you adhere to these hints and tips you are sure to get many years of peace and comfort from your reverse cycle air conditioning system.
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    How to Clean your Split Air Conditioner like a Pro- Save Time And Money

    I will show you 3 simple steps to get your spilt air conditioner clean and cool again.
    These 3 steps are all you need to enjoy cool clean air from your split air conditioner all the time without paying the hefty prices or sitting around in the heat waiting for your service guy to come around to clean it.
    Cleaning Mini Split Air Conditioners is not as daunting a task as most people perceive it to be.
    90% of the Fan Coil Unit (FCU), the one where cold air comes out of, is waterproof. Only 10%, usually to the right of the unit contains all the electrical components and electric motor.
    This area is well protected from the rest of the blower since it is inherent that condensation will form along the inside of the coils throughout the entire length of the fan coil.
    List of Items needed
    - A safe and strong chemical Detergent (Note: Do not use industrial cleaners. They can damage your cooling fins or rotor blades or even corrode other parts of your fan coil unit. ) - A Wash Bag - A Gardening Compress Air Sprayer- Maybe a philips screw driver if your air conditioner is extremely clogged with dirt
    What you would need is a very good chemical cleaning solution that is custom designed to lift the sticky dirt and grime from the fan coil fin surfaces and the cylindrical fan blade.
    The right chemical cleaner is so important for this method to work well since the chemical cleaner has to be strong enough to lift the sticky dirt from the cooling fins all the way into across the entire thickness of the coil which can be more than an inch thick across its cross-section.
    Contrary to what most people believe, it is perfectly safe to wash the FCU directly on the wall. No dismantling should be necessary if you have the right equipment to do this.
    All you need is 3 steps to clean your split air conditioner. Remove all the front cover and filters before you start. Wash the filters separately in the toilet or sink.

    • Wear the Wash Bag around the air conditioner fan coil unit.
    • Spray the chemical cleaner onto the coils and the fan rotor. Use a flash light if you have difficulty locating the fan blade. Just look into the passage where the air usually flows out. Make sure to get the spray all around the rotor blade.
    • Wait a while for the chemical to soak in. Then rinse the fan coil and the rotor blade thoroughly with fresh water until clean using the pressure sprayer jet to loosen all the dirt. Remove the wash bag and dispose off the waste water in the toilet bowl.

    Note: You may want to turn on the air conditioner before removing the bag to allow the excess water on the rotor blade to be spinned off into the bag. Wipe dry and replace the filters and cover. Done!


    Since this is so easyFind Article, I now clean each air conditioner every 3 months and enjoy the fresh clean cool air without paying the hefty service prices or spending huge amount of time servicing them.
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    excellent tips+++
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    Nice Tips Buddy!
    Now we do not need HVAC consultant...eheheheheeh

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    Recently i have installed AC in my work place. Thanks for sharing the tips which will help me in maintaining my AC
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    very nice tips+++
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    Gud post...............

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    excellent tips there


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    Thank God I visited this site. Seen new information I can use. Thank guys.

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