Increase Your Air Conditioner’s Efficiency

In this day and age, energy efficiency is no longer a buzzword; it is a way of life. The spiralling cost of energy is educating us all by force in the ways of reducing and controlling our energy use.

In the same way a regular service on your car reduces the amount of fuel used and increases performance, a clean, regularly serviced air conditioner reduces your bills and produces cleaner fresher air.

Here is some data that may help you comprehend the issues. If you have a ducted system that has a leak in it somewhere, it can sap 20%-40% of your energy thus reducing the cool, clean air you craved when you turned it on.

The same applies to clean filters. You can save 5%-15% just by making sure your filters are cleaned or replaced regularly.

Think of the filter on your vacuum cleaner. It needs regular cleaning or replacement if you want it to suck up the dirt and litter on your floor. Whilst you air conditioner is not getting down and dirty on the floor it is sucking particulate matter that floats in the air. A dirty filter ensures a steady decline in performance and an increase in running costs.

Efficiency is Not Just About Energy

A properly functioning air conditioner Brisbane is not just about its filters and ducts being clean and properly sealed.

Our specialist technicians at MJG Air are often called upon to repair a flagging cooling system that has not been properly maintained.

Filters are in place to primarily protect the inner workings. They stop the floating debris from entering and collecting in the coil. When the coil becomes clogged, it loses its ability to cool warm air. Likewise, if the coil fins are clogged or damaged the unit will not run at a premium.

Condensate drains also need to be cleaned regularly. If this is not done, the humidity increases thus producing stains on walls and harmful mould growth.

DIY or Call in the Professionals?

Some of these jobs you may be able to conduct yourself. Cleaning or replacing a filter is not difficult and is certainly a step in the right direction.

When it comes to cleaning and servicing the sensitive inner workings of any conditioner and measuring airflow, it is best to get the professionals in to minimise the risk of further damage to the unit or yourself.

The MJG Air http://mjgair.net.au/ crew carry a plethora of knowledge and the tools to efficiently complete the job.

Alternative source

http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/maintaining-your-air-conditioner

https://www.ashrae.org/resources–publications/free-resources/top-ten-things-about-air-conditioning