When temperatures rise during the summer months, it can get quite hot and muggy in the house. It is then nice to have an air conditioner (A/C) to provide cooling. But did you know that an air conditioner can also come in handy during the winter months? Many air conditioners also have a heating function, allowing you to heat your home efficiently in winter. This makes an air conditioner a versatile device that can come in handy all year round. With year-round use, maintaining your air conditioner is even more important.
When to perform A/C maintenance?
It is important to maintain your air conditioner regularly. This ensures that the air conditioner keeps working properly and that you keep breathing clean air. So when is it time for maintenance?
It is generally recommended to service your air conditioner at least twice a year. This is best done just before the summer period so you can enjoy a well-functioning air conditioner during the hot days. And just after summer so you can enjoy a warm home during the cold days.
Why do you need to maintain your air conditioner?
Maintaining your air conditioner has several benefits. First, it ensures better air quality in your home. In addition, a well-maintained air conditioner works more energy-efficiently, so your energy bills will be lower. Moreover, regular maintenance extends the life of your air conditioner and prevents breakdowns and malfunctions.
How to clean your air conditioner?
Besides maintenance, it is also important to clean your air conditioner regularly. This will prevent the air conditioner from clogging and blowing dirty air into your home. But how do you clean your air conditioner properly? First, it is important to switch off the air conditioner and unplug it. Next, you can remove the filter from the air conditioner and clean it with a hoover or warm water and soap. Always check your manual first to see if this is possible for your air conditioner. It is also important to dust the outside of the air conditioner and clean the grilles.
Replacing the filter
The filter of your air conditioner plays an important role in keeping the air in your home clean. The filter ensures that dust and dirt are filtered out of the air. But how often should you change your air conditioner's filter? It is generally recommended to change the filter at least once a year. In case of intensive use or allergies, it may be wise to change the filter more often. At Fiyo, you will find a wide range of filters for different air conditioners.
Mobile air conditioner filter cleaning
Even with a mobile air conditioner, it is important to clean the filter regularly. Cleaning the filter works the same as with a fixed air conditioner: remove the filter from the air conditioner and clean it with a hoover or warm water and soap. Always check your manual first to see if this is possible for your air conditioner. At Fiyo, you will find a wide range of filters for mobile air conditioners.
Air conditioner drain pipe and drain hose
An air conditioner not only provides cool air, but also produces heat and moisture. To remove this heat and moisture, the air conditioner needs a drain pipe or drain hose. It is important to check and clean this drain regularly to keep the air conditioner working properly and to avoid moisture problems.
Air conditioning with hose and tilting window
An air conditioner with a hose is a mobile air conditioner that you can move around to different rooms. To exhaust the warm air, this air conditioner needs a hose that is led outside through a tilt window, for example. It is important to regularly check the hose for cracks and clean it to keep the air conditioner working properly.
Air conditioner remote control
Most air conditioners are operated with a remote control. At Fiyo, you will find different remote controls for different air conditioners. Check carefully which remote control is suitable for your air conditioner. If you need help finding the right remote control, you can always contact our customer service.