Air conditioning’s ongoing evolution from luxury to necessity means Australians are relying on their systems to provide comfortable indoor environments all year round. With the arrival of the winter chills, it is important that your air conditioner is operating at its best to create a cosy indoor environment. This means maintaining your system with regular cleaning and servicing so that it stays reliable regardless of the season.

Here are three top tips for keep your air conditioning system performing at its best as winter sets in:

  1. Clean the filters and indoor unit grilles

    Maintain a regular cleaning schedule that includes the indoor units every six to 12 months. Refer to the manufacturer’s operating manual on how to access and remove the filter from the indoor unit. Clean the filter using a vacuum cleaner or wash the filter with mild detergent and warm water. Allow the filter to dry thoroughly before replacing. Dust also accumulates along the grilles of the indoor unit. Gently vacuum along the grooves or wipe with a damp cloth for efficient air flow.

  2. Keep the outdoor unit free from debris and obstructions

    Running a poorly maintained air conditioner not only leads to inefficient operation but a bigger energy bill. Dust build-up, blockages or foreign materials restrict airflow and force air conditioners to work much harder to heat or cool the home. This can result in increased energy consumption and higher operating costs.

  3. Allow the professionals at Fujitsu General to provide an expert service
    Depending on the rate of usage, a professional service is recommended every one to two years, involving a licensed air conditioning technician who can conduct a system check-up and address any potential issues such as blocked filters or minor gas leaks, before they become major problems.

Fujitsu General Assist is our extensive in-house service department which was implemented to deliver a high level of support to our customers. For more information on air conditioning solutions for your home, or if you have any questions about the features of your existing system, contact Fujitsu General Assist on 1300 364 484 to speak to a member of our friendly customer service team.