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How to clean your air-conditioning and get it ready for use

The summer heat starts from one day to the next and takes you by surprise if you aren’t prepared for it. Think twice before you turn on that air-conditioning that’s been collecting dust and bacteria all through the winter. You really need to clean it!

Many air-conditioning devices just stay turned off for several months picking up dust and dirt. Think twice before you turn on that air-conditioning that’s been collecting dust and bacteria all through the winter.

That’s when you suddenly realise that you’ve neither cleaned it nor got it ready for use, but you need it to start working straight away. What are you going to do?

Even if you don’t believe it, it’s perfectly possible to survive the summer without air-conditioning. But since you’ve got one in your home, the best thing to do is to clean it and to get it ready for use.

Here are some of the main advantages of cleaning your air-conditioning and getting it ready:

  • The air coming out of your device will be purer, and free of dirt and bacteria. This is vital for people who have respiratory problems.
  • It will increase your energy efficiency: to cool down to the same temperature, you’ll use less electricity (and you’ll pay less in your electric bill).
  • Your air-conditioning equipment will last longer and you’ll reduce the likelihood of it breaking down.
  • You’ll avoid any strange smells when you first turn it on.

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How often do you need to clean your air-conditioning?

The best solution is to clean your air-conditioning before and after you use it for a prolonged period. In other words, at the start and the end of the summer. But if your air-conditioning also works as a heat-pump you should also clean it at the start and end of the winter.

Of course you can always pay somebody to do it for you. But you can also do it yourself. It isn’t complicated and it shouldn’t take you more than 30 minutes.

Remember though that if your air-conditioning equipment works with over 5 kW of power, the maintenance has to be carried out by an authorised specialist to comply with Spanish Regulations for Heating Equipment in Buildings.

 

How to clean your air-conditioning in half an hour

How to clean your air-conditioning in half an hour don’t turn your air-conditioning on if it hasn’t been used for months. If you do so, even if it’s only for a few seconds, all you will achieve is to spread dust and bacteria throughout the room.

 

1. Cleaning the filters

The role of the filters is to ensure the quality of the air you breathe by holding back all the mites, bacteria and viruses.

In order to clean the filter, open the lower cover of the interior apparatus, take out the filter-frame and gently pass a vacuum-cleaner over it. If it is very dirty, you may place it in cold water. &Be careful never to use hot water! You could damage the filter. You may even brush the filter, applying anti-bacterial soap to it, and then rinse it with a plentiful supply of water.

Leave the filter to dry in a place that is not subject to direct sunlight or any other source of heat. Remember to clean thoroughly the pipes found in the interior apparatus. behind the filter. This will eliminate the bacteria.

Leave the apparatus open for a while so that everything can dry. After a few hours, put all the parts back in their place.

 

2. Clean the internal apparatus

Using a little soapy water, carefully clean the internal apparatus, particularly concentrating on the grille, where a lot of dirt accumulates.

When you’ve finished, dry the area with a clean cloth.

 

3. Check the external unit

This aspect is best taken care of by a professional specialist, but if you are a handyman or a handywoman, you can do it too.

Check that the air inputs and the water output pipe are not obstructed. It is also advisable to clean the heat exchanger with a brush or with pressurised water, so as to ensure it continues the work correctly.

 

4. Examine the cooling gas

Inspect the cooling gas to check that there are no leakages.. If your equipment needs several gas refills during a single summer, this means that there is a gas leak.

You need to search for the leak and repair it. If you don’t know how to do this (which is probably the case for most people), contact a professional specialist.

 

5. Use your air-conditioning responsibly

A temperature of around 25 degrees is more than enough to ensure a comfortable atmosphere.

If you have flexible conditions such as the Tempo Happy de Endesa rate use your air-conditioning only at the times when you have chosen not to pay for your electricity.

Don’t change the temperature repeatedly, since this will increase your electricity consumption. And when you have used your equipment for the last time until next summer, cover it with a protective sheet.

All you need to do now is to remember to turn it off. Be honest, how often have you gone to bed and left the air-conditioning on? So act responsibly: don’t spend more than you need to!

 

And what if it breaks?

There is a basic rule to not be frustrated by these inconveniences: if it works, it can stop doing so at any time. Including your air conditioning. In fact, it’s normal for it to fail when it gets hotter. It is not a matter of bad luck, the risk simply increases as you demand more and more from your appliances.

How to live with this uncertainty? There is another basic rule: prevention is always cheaper than the cure. In the issue we are dealing with, that this means hiring a maintenance service that guarantees the good condition of your air conditioning and that will solve your life every time there is a fault. For example: if you have an emergency (40 degrees in the shade and you sans air conditioning) you can call a toll-free number, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and a professional will arrive at your home within 3 hours. They will fix it quickly and you won't have to pay anything at all.

Could something like this truly exist? It edoes. And it's called OkLuz Confort:

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