Summers have been getting hotter over the years. And hotter the weather, the harder your air conditioner has to work to cool the temperatures.

This puts a seasonal load on the air conditioner, that ideally is built to last you 10-15 years on average. But if proper care isn’t taken and that too if it isn't done regularly, malfunctions and problems arise. So here’s a few tips to help you keep the problems at bay and your summers cool and breezy:


1- Regularly clean dust and debris from filter

The quickest of the lot and the most effective one, cleaning your air filter. Over time due to the suction present on the air conditioner, dust, debris and other particles get stuck to your air filter. Cleaning this filter periodically and removing all this dust will immediately render your air conditioner more efficient and this will also improve its performance in the long run.


2- Closed doors and windows. 

Air conditioners are built to cool a specific section of an area. And keeping that in mind, you must keep the room with the air conditioner closed. Keeping the room open puts excess pressure on your appliance and it works harder to regulate the temperature you have set it at. This problem is especially exaggerated during the summer time, when the rest of the rooms or outside is far hotter than air conditioning temperatures. 


3- Get as shady as you can.

Sunlight really warms up a room and that too quickly. So making the room secure from sunlight helps your air conditioner not be burdened with excessive cooling effort. Blinds, shades and UV protection films all of them help in the same way, but finding the right combination that works for your surroundings and get you to keep your room free from sunlight during peak daylight hours. 


4- Use a fan to support it

Air conditioners are great at the job of cooling a section of air. But to circulate this air in the entire area is something they lack. So to best use the air conditioner you must use a fan to circulate it’s cool air across the entire room. This ensures the entire room cools quickly and also puts a lesser of a load on the air conditioning device. 


5-Regular maintenance check

Air conditioners are put to the test truly during the summer season. But throughout the rest of the year they need to be check maintained and cleaned. To make sure your air conditioning device is at peak performance all the time, you must perform maintenance on it every 2-4 months depending on how much you use the air conditioner. Apart from the regular Maintenance, a maintenance before the peak heat month of summer, you must get it cleaned and check.


6- Don’t neglect the outdoor unit.

Outdoor unit is built to withstand all kinds of weather and climates. But cleaning and maintaining it is also very important. Keeping the vents clean and clear all sorts of dust and debris away is important. You must also make sure that the outdoor unit is away from plant and vines that can end up hampering the performance of your air conditioning unit. 

The air conditioner is a device that keeps your summers chill, so paying attention to its upkeep is something you must not miss out on. Taking care of your air conditioning appliance will make sure it lasts long and keeps working on its full effectiveness. And if you want your air conditioner to work perfectly and keep your room and you chill during the summer, you must take care of it and maintain it throughout the year and that too regularly.

Olivia Rhye
Product Designer, Homezen

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