Should you maintain and clean the air conditioner periodically?
The air conditioner filter is one of the most important parts. Dubbed the “lungs of the family”, the filter helps to purify the air, capturing bacteria, dirt, and pollen, returning your room to a fresh, clean atmosphere.
However, after a period of use, the filter is very dusty, making the air-filtering ability of the air conditioner greatly weakened.
At this time, the filter will become a bacterial reservoir containing many allergens, affecting the respiratory health of members, especially for families with elderly people and young children.
According to refrigeration experts, on average, after each week of operation, the air conditioner loses 1% of its cooling capacity due to dirt clinging to it. And the cooling capacity will decrease more and more as the dirt becomes denser.
Having too much dust and dirt makes the machine unable to meet the cooling needs of the room even if it consumes a lot of power to cool at full capacity.
You certainly don’t want to have to pay a lot of electricity bills every month but can’t enjoy the cool atmosphere as you want, right?
As mentioned above, a lot of dirt causes the machine to work at full capacity to cool. If you have to continuously work at such capacity for a long time, not only the air conditioner but any equipment no matter how expensive or good it is, will quickly lose its life and be damaged.
Especially for the outdoor unit, which is the cooling part for the air conditioner, if a lot of dust is attached, the outdoor unit cannot dissipate heat well and is overloaded, causing the air conditioner to be automatically cut off.
If this situation lasts for a long time, it will also lead to the failure of the air conditioner, forcing you to spend a lot of money to repair.
In order to prevent the above situations, eLib recommends taking the appropriate time to periodically clean your air conditioner:
For households: About once every 3-4 months if the air conditioner is regularly turned on (almost all day) or about once every 6 months if the machine is only operated for 6-8 hours/day.
For companies and restaurants: On average every 3 months or about 1-2 months if the working environment is dusty.
For production facilities and factories: Due to the frequency of operation can be up to 24/24 to serve the job, the machine should be cleaned about once a month.
Hopefully the harms shared by eLib above will help you better understand and clean your air conditioner on a regular basis so that it is always good and effective!