Domestic Air Conditioning: The New Year is a busy time of year, and you don’t have to stress about your house or office’s maintenance facilities. So, before you go on your well-deserved New Year’s vacation and spend quality time with your family, here’s a list of HVAC safety guidelines you can use to keep your HVAC unit happy and healthy too!
At CVAC Ltd, the holiday spirit is well and fully in full swing. The lights are turned on, and joyful music is playing. However, as we prepare for the start of 2022 and heighten the festive spirit, we must ensure that all of our consumers are taken care of. To withstand the winter storm, their HVAC systems must be in excellent working order.
How to Keep Your Domestic Air Conditioning in Proper Working Condition?
Covering your air vents is not a good idea
It’s possible that your office is filled with New Year decorations or even tasks you’ve put off till the new year… (it happens), but be careful where you put them! The efficiency of the HVAC system will be harmed if air vents are blocked or airflow is influenced. When air vents are blocked, the system is unable to accomplish its duty of bringing fresh, hot air to your environment.
Obstructing air movement will raise your power bills, and putting too much strain on the system could cause it to fail prematurely. To keep your atmosphere warm and your energy bills minimal, make sure your vents are clear of objects. You wouldn’t like to return home with a malfunctioning HVAC system!
Ignore covering your thermostat
Covering the thermostat, like our original suggestion, is a pretty bad idea. While holiday decorations are lovely, don’t go overboard by obscuring your thermostat. When your thermostat is blocked, it is impossible for it to effectively measure the temperature in your area.
Your heating system (heat pump, boiler, etc.) can’t do its task properly if your thermostat is unable to read your temperature precisely. This can result in a colder office and more resources spent on heating than is required. This Winter season, make a small aesthetic compromise by showing your thermostat in return for comfort!
Make sure your condensate drains are free of debris
If you don’t maintain your air conditioner heat pump on a constant basis, the condenser drains can quickly get clogged. Bacteria or mould growth can choke the condensate drain, causing an overflow and significant water damage even before the problem is discovered.
Condensate drains that are well-maintained are important for minimizing moisture in an air-conditioned space, and they should be serviced at least once a year.
Keep an eye out for combustible materials
You’ll almost certainly be employing papers, fabrics, and other materials as part of your festive backdrop if you’re the sort of person or organization who enjoys decorating the office. Use considerable caution while deciding where to put them! Ensure these combustible items are kept separate from any heat-generating appliances like boilers or radiators. Eliminate any fire hazards this New Year, and rest assured that your office will still be around when you return.
Keep an eye on your filters
It’s critical to get through the routine of cleaning and replacing the air filters on your Air conditioning system on a regular basis as part of the routine HVAC winter maintenance routine.
Filters that are blocked or unclean prevent normal airflow and greatly diminish a system’s performance. Any air skipping the filter may transfer dust and other particles straight into the evaporator section, reducing the coil’s heat-absorbing capability.
The power consumption of an HVAC system can be reduced by 5% to 15% by changing or cleansing a dirty, blocked filter. For a simple process, it’s quite efficient.
Filters are normally changed or cleaned once a month; however, this varies depending on the system, how often you use it, and the location in which it is located.
This optimum time scale will be much longer in a business atmosphere than in a house with pets, for instance. Your pets’ debris and hairs will jam the filters faster than humans who sit at their workstations the whole day. For maximum effectiveness and safety, change or clean your filter every month during the days of heavy use.
Examine your exterior unit
This Christmas season, don’t overlook to inspect your outside unit. Although it is designed to withstand extreme weather, it still requires adequate upkeep and management to function correctly. Examine your unit’s components for probable icing and clean the debris from the area around it.
Clean any fallen leaves from around the unit if you haven’t previously done so to guarantee it can function properly. Simple and inexpensive methods that can save you a lot of time and effort!
Some HVAC and Domestic Air Conditioning Maintenance Considerations for The Winter
- Work with a provider who is knowledgeable about energy conservation.
- Examine your windows and doors for any small holes that could result in electricity and heat loss. Repairing these immediately, before it becomes too cold, is simpler.
- To send warmer air down the wall, change the direction of your ceiling fans (counter-clockwise).
Check to determine sure your domestic air conditioning unit is still in good working order. Many systems require replacement without the owner’s knowledge. While this may seem like a significant upfront investment, this will save you money in the long run and make your home more comfy and secure.
Schedule your Domestic Air Conditioning Maintenance with CVAC
Having your domestic air conditioning units thoroughly serviced by our experienced professionals this New Year (and throughout the winter) is one of the greatest things you can do for it. A defective air conditioning system can be quite difficult to return to in the new year, and it is not the cheerful new year you had hoped for.
During the New Year, our staff at CVAC will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assure that your facility and equipment are completely functional and safe. We understand that the New Year marks the start of a new era, so make the most of it and don’t let shabby service detract from your joyful spirit!
Whether you have wall mounted units, loft space units or any other types of air conditioners, we offer top-quality standards installation, service and maintenance for your indoor units and outdoor unit too. If your air heat pumps are not working properly, or there is any problem with cooling and heating, get in touch with us right away!
Our air conditioning units are energy-efficient, whisper-quiet and cost-effective.