As season changes, it’s time to prepare your home and contents for harsh winters approaching ahead. Proper maintenance helps prepare your air conditioner for the next cooling season by protecting it from winter elements such as moisture damage, corrosion, nesting, debris & nesting etc.
Although winters in Pakistan are generally short-lived but harsh conditions such as freezing rain, smog, snow and below-freezing temperatures can inflict havoc onto your AC. By investing your time now, you can avoid a number of minor and major repairs in the next operational season, while extending the lifespan of your appliance.
To ensure peak level performance during summers, consider the following tips as part of your overall winter preparedness strategy.
1) Clean the Condenser Unit
First, turn the power off & vacuum any debris from the exterior fins using a soft brush. With gentle pressure, straighten any bent fins. Next, remove dirt from the interior utilizing a vacuum cleaner & use a soft damp cloth for hard-to-remove stains. Now, reassemble the complete outdoor unit.
2) Listen to How it Rolls
Turn it on to listen to the compressor. Look for any unusual noises such as grinding, buzzing or clunking, which may be signs that you need to call a service technician.
3) Change the Filter
Always use a tidy air filter. A clean air filter will help to protect the system’s components thus improving the quality of your indoor air when used in summers.
4) Chop Chop- Clear the Area
Remove grass, bird droppings & sweep off leaves, twigs, debris & other things available near the outdoor unit, leaving a three-foot clearance on all sides.
5) Cover it Up
Cover both the indoor & indoor units to prevent any dust, fur or moisture from entering.
6) Perform Periodic Inspection
It is always recommended to perform periodic inspections to ensure maximum performance of the cooling appliance.
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We’d recommend that you perform all the above-mentioned activities at earliest to ensure the safety & longevity of your cooling appliance.
If you’re done with completing the steps for winterizing your unit, sit back, relax and start thinking about what you’re gonna do with the extra money you just saved on air condition repair & maintenance.
However, if you’re short on time, you can always refer to Orient Care for support & maintenance related concerns.
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