We believe that using our advice, you have correctly chosen and installed an air conditioner in your apartment or house. In winter, these devices are most often not used. Therefore, it is advisable to carry out conservation in the fall, having done everything right and preparing the air conditioner for the cold period..
But even if you carried out preventive maintenance in the fall and mothballed your room cooler, the hassle does not end there. Now you need to check how the air conditioner is ready for active work in the summer heat.
This is how the internal filter of an air conditioner may look like, whose owners neglect to clean it regularly. During the summer, when the device is used daily, experts advise cleaning the indoor unit filter every two weeks. It is important to know what kind of filter you have – if it is disposable, you will have to change it according to the instructions.
The removable filter is best washed under running water, and while it dries, treat the rest of the internal parts accessible after removing the case with antiseptics and disinfectants in order to eliminate the appearance of an unpleasant odor during the operation of the air conditioner.
Important!You need to work carefully, strictly following the instructions, which will tell you exactly how to remove the case, what to look for.
It is more difficult with an external air conditioner unit. If you have it hanging at a high altitude, on the wall of a high-rise building, you simply cannot get to it without specialists. In a private house and on the ground floor it is easier. You can vacuum the grill and fan blades, wipe the case, check its integrity.
Important!Before cleaning the air conditioner, unplug it from the mains every time, and turn it on no earlier than half an hour after the end of cleaning.
If possible, it is advisable to rinse the outer case with water pressure, for example, from a hose or mini-sink. Do not turn on the device until everything is completely dry! After such cleaning of the outer and inner cases, turn on the air conditioner at full power to make sure that all fans are working properly, nothing interferes with them..
Freon refueling is an important part of preparing the air conditioner for the summer season. Refueling is required if your indoor unit does not provide enough cold air. To check, set the operating mode of the air conditioner to maximum cooling and hold the thermometer in the outlet of the indoor unit. The temperature of the air blown out should be within 12-15 degrees.
Immediately, we note that it will not be possible to fill the air conditioner on your own without the appropriate equipment and skills. Call specialists who can also carry out the entire necessary complex of work. Such a comprehensive preparation of the air conditioner for the summer, including cleaning the indoor and outdoor units, refueling with freon, diagnostics, checking electrical contacts, tightness of connections, will cost about 2,500 rubles. For the usual cleaning of the air conditioner you will have to pay from 500 rubles.