Cleaning & Self Maintenance

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There are lots of ways that you can easily maintain your air conditioning system.  Keeping it clean and dust free will help it to run efficiently, and increase the lifespan of your air conditioning unit.  Read below for all our tips on how to clean and maintain your air conditioner.

However, if you need help with the cleaning and maintenance of your air conditioner or split system, Nortan technicians will be very happy to help.

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Below are a few basic steps to ensure your split system air conditioning is operating correctly and prepare your ac before the really hot weather hits:

  1. Ensure all filters have been cleaned. Air filters of your ac unit that are not cleaned will cause your system to fail! Here’s why:
    – Dirty air conditioner return filters reduce airflow and may cause the ductwork to collapse.
    – Dirty blocked split inverter air conditioner filters will cause the system to operate at a low capacity, reducing the effectiveness of your air conditioner – you won’t achieve the cool temperatures in your home that you are seeking. With dirty filters, eventually, your air conditioner will break down and reduce the airflow which could be really uncomfortable on a hot day. Dirty filters can also cause your air conditioner to leak water into your roof or house, causing much damage and costly cleanup.
  2. Check batteries. Air conditioners that have remote controllers require batteries. If your split system does not cool, first change the batteries in your remote control. If the screen on the split system air conditioner remote control is going blank, change the batteries.
  3. Check the power supply. Both inverter air conditioners and ducted refrigerated air conditioners need the power to cool. If your air conditioner is not cooling your home, check if someone has unplugged the power supply or turned off the power at the wall.
  4. Check drainage. Aside from being caused by dirty filters in your reverse cycle air conditioner, water may leak from your air conditioner if:
    – The drain on the inverter is blocked. If you don’t know where the drain comes out you may need a HVAC technician to help you locate and clean.
    – It is also a good idea to check if the ducted air conditioner in the roof has been knocked or moved over the winter period.

Servicing your air conditioner regularly is essential for you to keep cool this hot summer and save money on costly repairs and high energy bills.

Below are a few basic steps to ensure your evaporative cooler is operating correctly, before the really hot weather hits.

  1. Clean the filter pads. Evaporative air conditioner filter pads that are not cleaned will cause your system to not cool. Here’s why:
    – Dirty evaporative cooler wet pads that aren’t wet through are unable to increase the moisture level in the air, this is how evaporative coolers keep you cool.
    – The ductwork that has lost its cover, its insulation, or its plastic sleeve allows for a lot of the heat in the roof space to transfer into the air in the ducts causing the cooler to operate less efficiently. End result: you will be hot!
  2. Ensure a window or door is open. When operating your evaporative air conditioner it is essential that you have a partially open window or door to allow the hot air to escape and cool air to circulate.
  3. Clean the Pump. Evaporative coolers need the water pump cleaned. If the pump of your evaporative cooling system is not maintained, water will not wet the pads allowing the cooler to do its job.
  4. Maintain the Fan. If the fan in your evaporate cooler makes a noise, or the fan does not work, the fan requires maintenance – repair or replacement.
  5. Maintain the Collector. The collector within your evaporative cooler also needs to be tested and tightened regularly otherwise your evaporative cooler will stop working.
  6. Check the Power. Evaporative coolers need the power to operate. If your evaporative cooler is not working, check if someone has unplugged the power supply!
  7. Maintain Drainage. If drainage is not maintained, your evaporative cooler may leak water into your house. If your evaporative cooler is leaking, turn it off immediately, then check for:
    – broken or loose tiles.
    – any damage or block in the drain.

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