Looking After Your Air Conditioning Unit During Winter

Keeping your air conditioning unit in top condition can be quite challenging, especially during the winter when it’s typically used profusely. Our refrigeration engineers in Edinburgh have a few tips to help you get the best out of your winter-companion.

Regularly Change Your Filter

You should change your HVAC Filters at least once every three months.  Filters that are filthy hinder the flow of air which causes the dirt to spread all across your home. Furthermore, replacing a congested filter can improve the energy efficiency of your AC Unit.  You can save a lot of time and energy by keeping your filters nice and clean.

Safeguard Your AC Units

If you find you aren’t using your air conditioner throughout winter, why not remove your portable units and place them in a dry, safe place? Keep any rubble away from the unit, covering components to ensure its fully protected from any potential debris.

Coils and Fins

The coils of the air conditioner get progressively dirtier over time.  The dirt on the coil causes a reduction in the airflow and the coils are less able to handle the excess heat. You should try to inspect or clean your coil at least once a year in order to keep it working properly.  You should also, check the fins on the coils, as well as the condenser, on a regular basis. If they become curved this can block the air flow. However, if you don’t feel comfortable, just get in touch with one of our experts!

Rubble & Branches

It is important to keep your outdoor condenser free from rubble. Make sure you clear any leaves away before the winter really kicks in with snow. Also, cut down any overhanging branches or plants by at least two feet this helps keep the air flow circulating smoothly. Also, it protects your air conditioning unit from being damaged during the stormy winter.

Check Regularly

It’s always wise to check your air conditioner at least once a week to see if the cover is secure, getting rid of any ice, water or snow from your unit. Any twigs or branches that you find, make sure that you remove them.

Now you have some useful tips to secure your air conditioning unit during the winter you can turn your thoughts to the impending rush for Christmas! If, however, you experience any further issues, or would like to seek professional assistance, you can always contact one of our team of experts, and an engineer will be along to make sure that you’re getting the best out of your air conditioning unit this winter.

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