An air-conditioner has to be serviced regularly so that it can perform optimally. Regular servicing also improves the efficiency of our air conditioner. Experts warn that for every year of operation in which you do not service your aircon, it loses 5% of its efficiency. After 3 years therefore, the efficiency of your air conditioner will have decreased by 15%. This adversely affects its performance, as well as your electric bill!
I clean our air conditioner filters regularly – at least once every 2 weeks – as the filters often get clogged with dust and pollutants. When the filters are clogged with dirt, you aren’t getting the full effect and your air-conditioner has to work harder to push cool air out, thus more power is used, which means you’ve got to dig deeper into your wallet every month to pay your electric bill.
For air-conditioner, ideally it should be serviced at least once a year. But we don’t. Both hubs and I are usually so occupied with our work respectively that servicing the air-conditioners will be the last thing on our mind. Plus, the thought of cleaning up the mess that the technicians leave behind after the job is done is enough to make me procrastinate this yearly affair! Instead, we have them serviced once every two years. And this is how shockingly dirty the insides of our air-conditioners are after two years from the last service!
Oh. My. Freaking. Gawd!! Check out the inches of dust, dirt and mold!
I can’t believe that we’d been inhaling such dirty cool air every night for more than a year! No wonder there was a period of time that I kept getting the flu no matter how hard I work on at preventing it. But after switching the position that I sleep on the bed and the air-conditioner no longer blows at my face directly, I’ve not had another episode of flu. I now sleep on the inner side of the bed, next to the wall, directly beneath the air-conditioner and no longer feel any cold air lashing out on my face. Poor hubs has to sleep on the other side of the bed, facing the cold air (23C). Sometimes he sleeps in the living room to avoid the air-cond (good, as I don’t have to be tortured by his thunderous snores 😆 ).
How often do you service the air-conditioners in your house?
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