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5 Tips to Prepare Your Air-Conditioner for Summer

With Summer just around the corner, it’s that time of the year where our air-conditioners become vital in our day to day lives as they assist us in keeping cool and comfortable during the scorching summer heat. Whether you’ve been using your air-conditioner during winter or not, it’s always best to give it a once over now to ensure it’s ready to go before summer truly hits. To help out, we’ve put together some simple tips and tricks you can do to make sure your air-conditioner is truly summer ready.

1.) clean the filters and areas surrounding the outdoor unit

The filters in your air-conditioner system are extremely important as they trap airborne dust and particles that exist in your homes however, to keep them working effectively they will require some TLC with a simple wash once a season. Click here to check out our simple guide to cleaning the filters in your Mitsubishi Heavy Industries split system. For ducted systems, this will be a case of removing and cleaning the filter from the ‘return air vent’ – usually located in a common area or hallway.

As well as ensuring the filters are clean, it’s important to check the areas surrounding the outdoor unit for any leaves, grass or other stray debris that might’ve collected over the windier winter months. Any stray materials could find impede airflow and result in your unit running less efficiently. Do a quick check to ensure it’s clean and tidy around your outdoor unit.

2.) CHANGE THE MODE AND TEMPERATURE

While it may seem like the obvious step, change your air-conditioner to cooling mode before summer strikes. This will ensure that you don’t accidentally turn the unit on while in heating mode and when summer finally arrives you can easily set and forget your air-conditioners timers to keep your rooms cool as the temperature rises.

 

3.) REDIRECT THE LOUVRES

If you have been using your split system during winter, there’s a high chance the louvres will be directed downwards. This is because hot air rises and having the louvres downwards ensures best air circulation during winter. However, cool air falls, so using your remote, position the louvres towards the ceiling and as the cool air falls it will be circulated evenly throughout the room. With added features such a 3D Auto Airflow to evenly distribute the airflow, you’ll be sure to have a nice a cool room each time you start your unit!

 

4.) ARRANGE A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

While there are many things you can do to keep your air-conditioner running effectively each season, we recommend that once a year you get your unit serviced professionally. A professional technical will be able to do a complete check and clean of all parts of your unit and make any required adjustments. Click here to find you local service agent who can assist.

 

5.) GET YOUR HOUSE READY

While cleaning the filters, changing the settings and adjusting the louvres are helpful there are also a few other changes to you can make to your house to help you keep cool during summer. Ensure all blinds are closed during the day to block sunlight which will ultimately heat up your home. If you have rugs, removing these will also help keep the ambient temperature down. These few tips will not only help your air-conditioner cool the room but will also help you save on your running costs throughout the season.

 

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