Melbourne’s Summers are hard to survive without a proper air-conditioner. That’s why it’s so important to maintain your ducted cooling system. For your ducted air-con to last for many years, it needs to be properly taken care of. Maintaining the cooling system is easy. Here are 3 ways to keep your ducted cooling system in check so you can keep cool during the Summer heat:

1. Regularly Clean Your Filters

Your air conditioner’s filter is the most important part of the unit. Its role is to collect dust, pollen and other harmful bacteria, so the air being circulated in your home is always fresh. However, without proper maintenance, it will stop keeping your air clean. This could lead to mould spores, pollen and pet dander being spread in your home that can affect the health of occupants.

First, find out what kind of filters you have. There are washable filters as well as replaceable ones. If your unit has washable filters, they need to be cleaned at least every two months for maximum efficiency. If your filters are the replaceable kind, they usually last up to 2 years before you need to get it changed.

2. Watch Out For Any Leaks Around Your Unit

Condensation is a normal part of the dehumidification process of a ducted cooling system. But moisture build up should still be checked. Excessive water that builds up around your unit could mean many things from lack of insulation, dirty air filters to low refrigerant.

It’s important to inspect the air-conditioning unit at least once for any leaks. A leaking ducted cooling system will be noticeable through stain marks on the ceiling, damaged/broken plaster, bubbled paint and pools of water.

3. Don’t Wait Around For Repairs

An efficient ducted cooling system is meant to keep every room in your home or commercial space at the perfect temperature. If you’re noticing even a slight difference in the performance of the system, whether it be from starting up the unit, maintaining the correct temperature in a room or poor ventilation, check your unit immediately.

From the filters, outdoor unit and vents, make sure every part of the system is doing its job. Even a small hole in the ductwork can lead to significantly increased operating costs. Early detection of problems can save you in the long run from costly repairs that could have been a quick fix in the beginning.  

Cleaning ducted cooling systems is very straightforward. For more information about proper ducted cooling system maintenance, get in touch with Aust. Climate Systems professional staff. We’ll be able to help you clean and take care of all your air conditioning needs, so your home is kept cool in this Summer.