When you stand in front of the tall, wide window of your HDB flat at noon time on a Saturday and you look at the scorching heat of the sun and how it strikes everything under it, ask yourself this question – “What would we do without an air conditioner?”
Logic would say, we’ll stick with our electric fans for lack of other alternatives. But seriously imagine if an air conditioner was not yet invented. Maybe we’ll get crazy enough to open the fridge and stand right in front of it when heat is just too much to bear. Luckily, somebody came up with the bright idea of a cooling system that controls the temperature inside a room.
But what if your air conditioner suddenly breaks down and you’ll have to wait for a reliable aircon Singapore company to come to your house to fix it? How many hours can you stay indoors without this cooling appliance? Well, we don’t want you to go through that hassle really. While our professional aircon repairmen are available anytime for your needs, we suggest that you observe these tips to prevent any AC damage or malfunction during the summer season.
Change the filters yourself
Perhaps the first thing to do to save yourself from a malfunctioning AC is to save your AC in the simplest way possible. Always take note of the filters of your air conditioner because when temperature is at its peak, all kinds of impurities will reproduce and they will get into your AC filters as the air circulates in your room. So inspect and change your AC filter if needed.
Schedule a chemical wash before summer even starts
Another wise thing to do even before the cold month of February ends is to schedule an aircon chemical wash for your cooling unit. This is a thorough cleaning method that makes use of a dedicated cleaner that seeps through all the corners of your AC, whether hidden or exposed parts. This will also keep your air conditioner efficient this summer.
Keep your home interiors ready too
Make your home ready for the summer months too by helping your air conditioner achieve a cooler indoor atmosphere. Place succulents and indoor plants in your house. Install a reliable exhaust system. Follow these other tips in order to help your air conditioner cool your home down.
Have an electric fan beside your AC
When temperature drops at some parts of the day, especially from late afternoon towards the evening, you can turn your air conditioner off and just use an electric fan to make you feel comfortable. If possible, you can just use the fan to cool you down in the evening until dawn. If you have an energy-efficient air conditioner, you’re lucky because you don’t need to change the thermostat every once in a while.
It cools down the room and sets the temperature according to its cooling needs. But even with this setting, you can protect your air conditioner all the more if you turn it off and let it rest when it does not need to work for you.