Tips on Cleaning Your Air Conditioner

Tips on How to Clean Your Air Conditioner!

Over time dust, dirt, and debris build up in your reverse cycle air conditioning unit and as a result, your costs for cooling/heating your home/office or electricity bill go through the roof.

This build up in the air conditioning system causes the air conditioner to be less efficient.  The air conditioner will have to work harder to achieve proper airflow so room occupants can enjoy cooler indoor temperatures.

If Dirty, your air conditioning uses more power which means a higher electricity bill.

High electricity bills are not the only problem you face with a dirty air conditioner.  All that build-up of bacteria, mould, pet dander, DNA, skin squames, dust mites etc, can have an ill effect on your health.  Your indoor air quality will be contaminated because the air conditioner recycles that dirty air back into the room which can make you more prone to illness, allergies and respiratory problems.

You need to minimise your energy costs and improve your indoor air quality by making sure that you clean your air conditioning system regularly.

Summer is only just around the corner and we are set for high temperatures this season.  Before you turn the system on check the filters are free from contamination.  This is very simple to do and as a result of cleaning just the filters, you can improve your energy costs by up to 10%. It is best to clean your filter every 12 weeks or more regularly depending on what is filtered through the air conditioner.  For example, a kitchen air conditioner should have the filters cleaned a lot more regularly than a bedroom air conditioner because of the cooking fats & oils that get filtered through the system.

Switch the system off, flip up the casing and remove the filters.  Using a vacuum cleaner and remove the contamination on the filter.

While you have the filters out have a look at the coils (behind the filter) if you can see a build up on the coils you will need to get a professional air conditioner clean.  A professional Sanitair HVAC hygienist can clean the air conditioners coils and improve your energy costs by up to 28% and offer a 12 month mould free guarantee.

Don’t forget to clear the debris from the exterior unit afterwards. According to experts, there should be around at least half a metre of clear space surrounding the exterior unit. If there is debris blocking this space, the air around the unit won’t be able to flow freely,

If time is important to you, engage in a professional HVAC Hygienist – Freecall 1800 130 168 for your local Sanitair HVAC Hygienist and get it done properly.

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Reduce Aircon Power Bill- 5 free tips

Reduce Air Conditioning Running Costs!

Did you know, that cleaning your outdoor air conditioning condenser unit is important? And that regular cleaning can reduce your power bills and save you money. People tend to forget about the outdoor system because it is generally out of sight and out of mind. But after reading this… you may start taking better care of your unit!

 

5 Easy – Do It Yourself Aircon Tips to Save $$$$$

 

  1. Turn off your AC when mowing the lawn – Mowing the lawn can be a pain in itself, but having to mow the lawn and clean the outdoor system each time may be even more time-consuming. Consider turning your air con off whilst mowing the lawn, the outdoor unit sucks up the dirt, dust, grass clippings, weeds and whatever else gets blown its way clogging the condenser coils, reducing the efficiency and increasing running costs.

 

  1. Sweep up pet dander- Having dogs and cats live outside, means that their fur can be found all around the garden. The fur can also be easily sucked up by the outdoor system creating, what looks like a fur blanket on the side and back of the system. To avoid this, sweep up pet hair regularly which will make your system run more efficiently and avoid other possible costly issues.

 

  1. Avoid putting pot plants on the outdoor unit- Yes, plants make the unit look pretty! But… they also cause rust and in the long term actually make the system look old and outdated. Avoid placing anything on the outdoor unit to prolonging its lifespan and save you money on having to buy a new one sooner than originally planned. Another helpful way to avoid rust and prolong your unit’s life, is to wash it with mild soapy water and if you’re feeling up to it, polish the system with car polish, not only will it extend its life but it’ll be pleasing to the eye, especially if it is in a visible area.

 

  1. Avoid putting a shelter on the system- Homes that are near the ocean should especially avoid placing a shelter over their outside system or enclosing it in a box. People often think this will extend its shelf life, but actually, it will shorten it. Condensers are built for the outdoors and depend on rain to naturally cleanse them. When enclosed they are out of site and out of mind, corrosion in harsh environments such as coastal areas is a huge problem and it is made worse with minimal cleaning.

 

  1. Flush the coils regularly – Just as the rain naturally washes condenser units, you can hose down your outdoor air conditioning condenser, position your garden hose nozzle in a downward position to flush contaminants out of the coils. Clean the side and back of the unit from top to bottom for best results. Do not point your nozzle directly into the fan unit as you could possibly wet the condenser electronics which could result in damage.

 

SAFETY FIRST:

Air conditioningRemember to turn the power isolation switch off before performing any cleaning on your air conditioning unit. Your isolating switch will typically be located on the wall within a couple of meters from your condenser unit. If you cannot locate an isolating switch you might have to isolate the power to your air conditioner by turning off the appropriate circuit or breaker in your power distribution/meter box.

These are just a few energy saving tips which will also help you extend the life of your aircon ultimately SAVING YOU $$$.  Another tip and possibly the most vital one is to have your indoor evaporator unit professionally cleaned and sanitised every 12 months. A Sanitair Premium Split System Clean ensures that all the critical components of your indoor evaporator are restored to like new condition. Components cleaned include the blower, coils, air well, Condensate drain & pan, evaporator filters and casing.

A Sanitair premium air conditioning clean has been proven to provide, better cooling, Increased airflow, quieter operation, odour reduction and a significant reduction in running costs. Best of all your Sanitair Premium Award-winning aircon clean is also covered with a national 12 Month Mould Free Guarantee.

Trusted experience Since 2005, To find out more about our Services, visit Sanitair Services today!

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Oaks Pacific Blue Salamander Bay, creating a healthier environment for guests with Sanitair™

Port Stephens is the perfect place to get in touch with nature, or an idyllic beach getaway, with it’s combination of sandy beaches, national parklands and rugged coastline. Swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, surfing, local produce, quality wines and craft beers are just a few of the popular activities enjoyed by locals and visitors.

Oaks Pacific Blue Resort is one of the best coastal holiday spots in Salamander Bay, Port Stephens with an impressive selection of leisure facilities, including Australia’s largest swimming pool. The resort is made up of a selection of deluxe studios and one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

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Chris Phillips, Sanitair™ Australia’s local HVAC Hygienist based in Port Stephens services the local region including Anna Bay, Nelson Bay, Lemon tree passage, Maitland, Corlette, Shoal Bay, Salamander Bay, Soldiers Point and surrounds is currently working at the resort.

Oaks Pacific Blue Resort is part of a growing movement within the accommodation industry to improve the indoor air quality for their guests. By contracting HVAC Hygiene provider Sanitair™ Australia to clean and sanitise all the A/C units within the resort, guests of Oaks Salamander Bay can be assured that they will be breathing clean, healthy air on the next stay.

It is a major project for the hotel every year having to clean and sanitise over 250 individual air conditioners. The benefits of a Sanitair™ Premium Clean and Sanitise can also reduce running costs by up to 28% which is contributing greatly to the reduction of Oaks Pacific Blue Resort’s carbon footprint.

If you are due for your annual air conditioning clean and sanitise, don’t leave it until Summer, contact your local Sanitair technician this Spring! Call 1800 130 168 or visit www.sanitair.com.au

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Beachside Holiday Apartments are improving their appearance!

Port Macquarie is an attractive holiday destination with a colourful history, abundant ocean and river fishing, ocean beaches with exceptional surfing spots, spectacular nature reserves and hiking trails. There are many activities to entertain the entire family.

Based at Flynn’s Beach, Port Macquarie is Beachside holiday apartments. Their spacious self-catering apartments come with all equipment and furnishings to make your holiday an unforgettable one. They offer a ‘home away from home’ experience with plenty of room for the whole family, home-cooked meals and stunning ocean views from your very own patio.

Sanitair’s local Port Macquarie/Taree technician, David Levy is currently treating the corrosion on the outdoor condenser units at Beachside Holiday Apartments. This service is known as the Sanitair Enhanced Corrosion Protection Service.

Condenser units remain outside and therefore are constantly exposed to the environment. The Sanitair ECP service has many benefits, which include: extended life of the equipment, improved visual appearance for customers, saving money in the long haul as it protects the unit from further corrosion.

If you have noticed rust corrosion on your outdoor systems, ask your local Sanitair technician about our Enhanced Corrosion Protection Service. Call 1800 130 168 or visit www.sanitair.com.au

 

Before and after a Sanitair Enhanced Corrosion Protection Service

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Sanitair Air Con Cleaning Ronald McDonald House

David McGlashan from Sanitair Adelaide was recently contacted by Ronald McDonald House Adelaide in relation to cleaning and sanitising the hi-wall split system air conditioners in their family apartment complex. Sanitair has previously provided HVAC Hygiene remediation for Ronald McDonald House in NSW and Adelaide was also keen to experience the improved air quality as a result of contracting Sanitair Adelaide.

Ronald McDonald House provides accommodation for families of children that have to relocate to enable access to vital ongoing medical treatment. Some of the families have travelled from as far as the Northern Territory and are now living 1000’s of km from “home”. Quite often families have to relocate for many months – one family, in particular, travelled to Adelaide from Darwin in February and “with a bit of luck” might be home for Xmas! They have to endure 10 months away from home as their 2yr old is being treated for leukaemia – it is extremely humbling and put our daily worries into perspective!

There are 10 family apartments on site and for families and those living with compromised immune systems maintaining a healthy environment is paramount. Regular professional air conditioning cleaning and sanitising ensures a high standard of indoor air quality and minimises risk.

 

Sanitair Adelaide familiar to RMHC

Ronald McDonald House Adelaide Operations Manager Tim Rees-Jones was familiar with Sanitair from the air conditioning cleaning services provided at Ronald McDonald House in Randwick NSW and from his time with The Mantra Group.

Sanitair Adelaide had previously cleaned the a/c’s at “Mantra on Frome” and “BreakFree Directors Studios” in Adelaide.  After Tim had witnessed the benefits of Sanitair first hand he had no hesitation in contracting Sanitair Adelaide once again to undertake the work at Ronald McDonald House.

David from Sanitair Adelaide said the challenges of completing his work whilst working in and around families who occupy the apartments whilst inconvenient compared to the inconvenience that the families are going through is really insignificant.

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”– Winston Churchill

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