In recent years, Israel has been through a small revolution. Purchasing an air conditioner has become a cheaper expense, and many more people can now afford to own one. It is estimated that over 80% of Israel’s households have at least one air conditioner. Air conditioning systems are advancing. They are becoming better, quieter, and a lot less hazardous to both the environment and the electric-bill-payer’s wallet and in turn has improved many Israeli’s quality of life.
The Israeli AC market is pretty active. People tend to replace their air conditioning unit about once in 7–10 years. Many of the AC units being installed in Israel today are either split units or ones with an inverter system built into them.
Inverter Air Conditioners
The inverter air conditioner puts the user in the driver’s seat, letting the operator control not only the temperature and configuration, but also the speed of the compressor and the motor. This changes things dramatically, which is why so many are opting to use inverter technology, in spite of the possibility of the additional expense. An inverter does cost more, on average, but it is completely worth it in the long run. If you can afford it, it is well worth the investment. Air conditioners, as a whole, should always be regarded as a long-term investment, rather than a short-term one.
Air conditioners in Israel are becoming more common, and that means that problems and issues with air conditioners are also more common. A lot of people consider the air conditioner to be a one-time purchase, not realizing that there are a couple of inherent obligations which come with owning an air conditioner. The most that your everyday AC owner will do is clean and rinse the filters once every six months.
First, air conditioners need to be maintained on a yearly basis. They need to be checked for potentially-harmful buildup or growth. If you and your loved ones want to be breathe clean air indoors, make sure your AC unit is in good shape. The best way to ensure that, is to call an air conditioning technician. This should be done at least once a year, even if there is seemingly nothing wrong with your unit. Some AC afflictions are silent killers.
Second, treat the AC unit properly. Don’t overload it, and always make an attempt to keep the temperatures within pre-determined limits, in summer and winter. Inverter air conditioners are easier to handle, in this capacity, since they have an internal mechanism which gauges the environment, and helps control the unit’s output.
Get Educated About Air Conditioners
Some AC issues are visible and noticeable, such as Freon leaks or water leakage. Others are a lot less obvious, such as mold and bacteria growth. 90% of all air conditioner issues (and subsequent damage) stem from dust accumulation. Such a problem could be easily solved, if only the owner would be made aware of the issue. And, this awareness mostly doesn’t happen, without the help of a trained professional, who can spot these common problems and who knows the best way to go about fixing them. One thing is for sure – rinsing the air conditioner’s filters once every six months is indeed useful, but it is not enough.