An air conditioner’s primary function is to regulate the climate inside the home, keeping spaces cool during the summer and cosy during winter. However, air conditioners don’t just help maintain comfort levels; With the help of filters they can assist in maintaining a healthy environment.
Filters are an essential component of any air conditioning unit. They typically use a mesh system that traps small particles such as pet dander and general dust. Most air conditioners measure the quality of their filtration system by the standard of their mesh — the finer the mesh, the more contaminants it can capture and remove from the air. A high-quality filtration system ultimately helps your air conditioner operate more efficiently to dispel cleaner air throughout the home.
This comes with several benefits, including:
Why best air conditioning goes beyond the mesh
Standard filtration systems rely on mesh size alone to measure an air conditioner’s ability to trap contaminants. However, modern units contain alternative air filtration systems that improve air quality and help lead to better health.
Of course, even the best air conditioning filter is only as good as the attention it receives. It is important to regularly clean and maintain your filters to ensure they can operate at full capacity.
Here are three top tips for keeping your filter and air conditioning system performing at its best.
Maintain a regular cleaning schedule that includes the indoor units once a month. Refer to your 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 it. Dust also accumulates along the grilles of the indoor unit. Gently vacuum along the grooves or wipe with a damp cloth for efficient airflow.
Running a poorly maintained air conditioner leads to inefficient operation and 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.
Depending on the usage rate, a professional service is recommended every one to two years. The service involves a licensed air conditioning technician who can conduct a system check-up and address any potential issues, such as blocked filters, before they become major problems.
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