Top Ten Air Conditioning Tips

We always ask ourselves, if it is cheaper and more energy efficient to leave air conditioning on at a constant temperature around 24 degrees Celsius, or leave the units switched off with a timer kicking in every few hours just to cool the rooms down.

Well, while the jury might be out on that, what is indisputable is that well-maintained air conditioning units, will offer better energy efficiency, helping to lower your DEWA bill and reduce your carbon footprint.

Here are five pointers for you to help keep your A/C in tip top condition.

  1. Be sure to have periodic maintenance inspections by a reputable facilities management company. This will ensure that the a/c unit is reliable and always operating according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
  2. Always ensure the ac unit is always free from any obstructions. Airflow across the coils is of paramount importance to the efficient operation of any a/c unit.
  3. It is important to be aware and ensure that a suitably qualified company is called if the a/c unit is either noisy, has excessive vibration or is not operating efficiently. A swift response could mitigate further damage and lessen costs related to any spare parts or materials required to effect repairs.
  4. Always adjust the thermostat control to run the a/c unit at a comfortable but reasonable temperature (usually around 24 degrees). This will ensure that the working life of the unit life is prolonged and result in lower utility bills.
  5. In the case of a/c in a car it is imperative to run the a/c periodically even during the winter months to ensure that the flexible hoses are sufficiently lubricated for this type of unit.