Since we are into the wet season, we thought it was the perfect time to give you a check list of the things to look for during the very testing wet season!
1. Check the filters of your split system AC. You can do this by opening the front of the air conditioner. If there is dust or mould on the filters pull them out and give them a wash in warm soapy water. Allow them to dry and then place them back in the air conditioner.
2. Check the condensate pipe. Start your air conditioner and let it run for 15 minutes. Locate your condensate pipe – usually located on the opposite side of the wall from the AC. This is a small white PVC pipe and during the wet season it should be dripping water. Have a look inside the pipe and make sure there are no obstructions. We quite often find frogs hiding in this pipe!
3. Check the condensing unit. Have a look around the motor of the air conditioner and ensure there are no obstructions.
4. Wipe down the indoor unit. Quite often AC’s are neglected but essential pieces of equipment. Grab a ladder and wipe down all of the dust from the indoor unit using warm soapy water. It will be generally sitting on top near the vents.
5.Don’t set your air conditioner below 22 degrees! In the wet season, this just doesn’t work and it will end up costing you more money.