An air conditioner cools the room by removing heat efficiently and effectively from it. Its refrigerant or coolant works together with other parts of its system to perform the task of cooling the room. Unfortunately, some parts accumulate dirt and dust over time and affect the efficiency and effectiveness of the air conditioner in removing heat. In order to bring it back to its usual performance, cleaning it regularly and properly is necessary. Frequently, a professional air conditioner cleaning specialist (PACCS) is engaged to provide the cleaning. When you engage the PACCS, you may wish to suggest a new technique of cleaning. Before we introduce you to the new technique, let us look at the usual way of cleaning with chemical solution.
Typical Way of Cleaning with Chemical Solution
Chemical solution is frequently used by the PACCS to give your air conditioner a good wash. The PACCS will apply the chemical solution to the air conditioner and rinse it off to perform the cleaning. However, the corrosive nature of the solution would damage the air conditioner's components and shorten its life span if the chemical solution is not rinsed thoroughly within a reasonable time. How can you avoid such a situation? Let us introduce you to a cleaning technique which will minimize the corrosion of the components when chemical solution is applied.
New Technique of Cleaning – Steam Cleaning after Chemical Solution
The new technique combines 2 types of cleaning in one session, ie cleaning the air conditioner with chemical solution and then with steam. Cleaning it with steam or heated water vapor has recently become popular because of its effectiveness in removing dirt and smell. As long as you can afford a steam cleaning equipment and observe the safety requirements, you should be able to “steam-clean” it. Cleaning the air conditioner with steam after the application of chemical solution ensures that the chemical is fully removed. It also removes any undesirable smell quickly.
There is always extra costs when more is performed. As such, please be prepared to pay a higher fee for this new technique of cleaning.
Common Tips for Routine Cleaning
Let us give you some tips on how to maintain your air conditioner in good condition before the next cleaning by the PACCS.
- Clean the filter weekly. This is the first layer of defense against dirt and dust accumulation. Please also make sure that the net of the filter is not broken.
- Keep your room clean and dirt free. The system is less dirty when less dirt and dust are suck into it.
- Clear items in the room which affects air flow and circulation. When the air flow and circulation is poor, it affects the rate at which the room is cooled.
- Ensure that the room is properly sealed so that minimum heat is transferred to the room.
The tips above is just for routine maintenance. You should always schedule a monthly cleaning by the expert or PACCS for the best results.