Don’t Lose Your Cool This Summer

As the weather warms up and summer approaches, now is a good time to make sure your air conditioner is running at its’ best. One easy way is to clean the filters, this will instantly improve the airflow.

Dirty filters hamper the efficiency of your air conditioner and can increase energy costs by 10%.  This simple chore should be done regularly. If the air conditioner is working harder, it’s costing you money without making your home more comfortable.

Before summer sets in Energy Star recommends that the filters be inspected, cleaned or changed every month. Alternatively, if you feel like your system is losing its oomph, have a Sanitair licensed professional clean the filters; clean and flush the coils, drain pan, and drainage system; and apply the treatment to the coils to prevent mould growth for a minimum of mould free. When the filter is removed for cleaning, check the surface of the evaporator coil, which will now be visible. If there is dust, debris or mould contamination on the surface call a Sanitair professional to remove it. The coils soft fins can be very fragile and if too much pressure is applied can be easily damaged.  Be careful not to damage the fins and try to use a professional.

How to clean the filters

With window air conditioners, some filters are easier to change than others. Cleaning the filters may be needed more often during the hottest part of the summer. When cleaning it, remove debris with a vacuum then wash the filter in warm, soapy water; be sure filters are dry before you reinstall them.

Sanitair Premium service will improve the health of your air conditioner, improve air flow and ensure you keep cool this summer.  If your air conditioner is not working properly don’t replace it, it may just need a good clean.

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