So you’ve bit the bullet and decided to buy a AC unit, congratulations! The pro’s far outweigh the con’s, but did you know there is a chance that you could virtually eliminate the con’s of AC ownership?
Let’s start with the good news: There is a way for you to save 30 – 50% of your energy consumption costs, have your AC operating at full capacity, reduce the amount of breakage, and greatly extend the life of your air conditioning system.
All of these can be obtained by taking the time to give proper preventive maintenance to the air conditioning system in your home. Maintenance can prevent your system from breaking down early. Time is money, and now you have the opportunity to save a lot of both. But, even with those advantages, some people still wouldn’t call an AC technician.
Preventive Maintenance For Potential Air Pollutants
Air conditioning systems can potentially aid in the spreading of airborne illnesses, such as respiratory infections. Allergies, asthma, and fatigue are also associated with the state of your air conditioning system. Dust and moisture can build up within your system, creating an ideal environment for bacteria, fungi, and mold. These, in turn, can affect your health, and the health of those around you.
We all want to breathe clean and healthy air, but there are times in which the air conditioner – the very machine designed to keep us comfortable –causes us to breathe dirty polluted air, and that greatly contributes to a poor indoor environment.
Only through proper (i.e. professional) cleaning of contaminated areas can you improve indoor air quality. Otherwise, it is possible that your air conditioner is doing more harm than good, and costing you a lot of extra money in the process.
Cleaning and disinfecting the filters and air ducts, along with any other parts which are prone to build-ups of dust, dirt, mold, and bacteria – is essential for the air conditioner’s functionality and here in Israel dust is everywhere!
Annual Preventive Maintenance Check-up
Still, many people lean on that ancient proverb: if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. In other words, why on earth should I invite an air conditioning technician to my home, when the air conditioner seems to be doing just fine?
Well, first of all, not all problems are visible. It could be that your air conditioner is working, but that the air you are breathing is polluted. It could be that there is a buildup of water or dust, which could cause many malfunctions down the road. At least once a year, it is highly recommended to call a trained AC technician to your home, if only to put your mind at ease, and to know that you and your family are breathing clean, healthy air.
The benefits you will reap from this technician’s maintenance visit may not fully present themselves right then and there, but rather later on. Other than the peace of mind mentioned earlier, there is the knowledge that you are saving money on electrical costs, and that your air conditioner is performing at the highest rate possible. Once a technician has approved your AC for continued use, you can lay back and relax.
Tip! – The ideal temperature for relaxation in a room is 22 – 23 degrees centigrade.
Here’s another companies video explaining methods used for preventive maintenance: