There are 3 very good reasons for cleaning your air conditioners regularly.
1. SAVE ON YOUR POWER BILL
Hydrocleaning a dirty air conditioner/heat pump can save you up to 30% power usage for that unit.
A dirty coil means the unit has to work harder to cool the air because there is much “less clean” surface area for the hot air to pass over.
If the blower fan (drum) is covered in dirt and grime – air velocity decreases dramatically and so you are tempted to turn up the fan speed and turn down the temperature in order to cool the room down. This of course is going to use more power! When we Hydroclean your blower fan we normally more than double the volume of air passing through it. This means that the fan motor is not working nearly as hard.
2. MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION
The second reason is especially significant to allergy suffers, children and the sick. All air conditioners, after regular usage, become infected with “microbial contamination” – This contamination includes fungi, mould and bacteria. Air Conditioners/Heat Pumps are the perfect environment for such contaminants and of course, become constantly airborne every time you switch your air conditioner on. Mould combined with humidity can be a potent mix.
3. YOUR AIR CONDITIONER WILL LAST LONGER
A regularly cleaned air conditioner will last a lot longer than one that never gets serviced. For example, if you purchased a new car and never serviced it (changed the oil/air cleaner etc) it may last 5 or so years if that! Your air conditioner is no different. The only reason you wouldn’t clean it, is if you never used it!
In summary – consumers are generally not made aware of the above and so are under the belief that cleaning your filters is enough. Cleaning your filters is “simple maintenance”. After regular usage the whole head unit also needs to be thoroughly hydrocleaned.