Investing in an air-cooling product is a must for keeping the air fresh, pure and your home comfortable. Air conditioners are a popular choice amongst many. Whilst they are more expensive than other cooling methods, you may not feel the benefit unless you take care of the setup. In this article, we provide 5 tips to improve the effectiveness of your air conditioner.
Clean the air filter and exhaust
We recommend checking your air filter and exhaust for any dust or debris. This is part of your general maintenance but can play a big part in improving the performance of your air conditioner. If there is dust or debris in the filter, it can block and restrict the airflow. This can then negatively impact the appliance’s ability to cool the air. Simply remove the filter and clear any blockages to resolve.
Lower the air temperature setting on the unit
Another easy way to improve the effectiveness is by changing the settings. You may find that you need to lower the temperature to get to the desired level of coolness. We suggest adjusting the levels to make the air cooler and amend it to your comfort. Depending on your unit, you may have additional settings such as speed modes. Trial different settings and alter them to your preference.
Switch off or remove any heat sources
If your appliance is near any heat sources, ensure that these are switched off or they have moved away. Heat sources will generate more heat in the room, making it difficult for the air conditioner to cool the room. By removing these, you can be sure that your air conditioner is able to work with ease.
Check that the room size is suitable for the specifications of your appliance
Each air conditioning unit will be designed for a specific room size. This is normally found in the user manual or product information. Refer to this before purchasing and positioning your air conditioner to ensure it is appropriate for the location. For example, if the appliance is designed for a small room, then sitting it in a large room would be unsuitable as it would not be powerful enough to circulate the cool air in the room. By checking this you can ensure your air conditioner will be effective for the chosen room.
Ensure that doors and windows are closed
You must also close any windows and doors to get the best out of your air conditioner. This is because the air conditioner will cool the air, but open windows and doors can direct the air out of the room meaning that the overall room temperature does not cool. Having the window open can also pull in warmer air, meaning that the conditioner will be trying to cool down the warm air being pulled in. If your air conditioning unit requires a window kit to ventilate outdoors, ensure that this is tightly shut to allow the airflow to circulate effectively and not escape.
By following these tips, you can ensure your air conditioner is operating effectively and your room can be cooled to your desired comfort.
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