A split air conditioner consists of an outdoor unit and one or more indoor unit(s) called a split. Their maintenance is a step that must not be neglected in order for them to function optimally over time and to achieve maximum efficiency.
Cleaning and Disinfecting Air Conditioning: Before You Start
A split air conditioner runs on electricity, so as for any maintenance of an electrical appliance, it is strongly recommended to disconnect them from the mains or to cut off the general electrical supply at the circuit breaker.
Maintenance of the outdoor unit
Depending on where you live and the weather conditions you are exposed to, the outdoor unit of the split air conditioner should be cleaned every month or every two months or more often if you deem it necessary.
If you don't maintain it or do very little maintenance, you risk malfunctions and you will have to call on a company specialising in cleaning and disinfecting air conditioners and its professional products to get it clean. They may charge you for the trip, since you are responsible for the routine maintenance of your split air conditioner.
The first step is to remove anything that may be present, such as branches, small stones, dust, sand, etc., from the area. This can be done by hand or with a brush if you don't want to get dirty. For dirt that is more difficult to remove, such as bird droppings for example, spray lightly soapy water on it, leave it on for a few moments to loosen, then rub with a sponge, rinse and wipe with a cloth.
Cleaning and Disinfecting Air Conditioning: Indoor Unit Maintenance
The maintenance of the indoor unit(s) is also very important, especially because of the air filter that prevents certain harmful particles from entering the house. These particles can be the cause of very annoying health problems in children and people who are fragile, especially for the respiratory system.
Every month, open the split, observe the air filter and change it if it is covered with particles and dust. Some split air conditioner models are equipped with a washable air filter, which saves money.
Twice a year, we recommend that you use a service provider who specialises in cleaning and disinfecting air conditioners. This will help you save energy and make your environment healthier.
L’air conditioning maintenance with adapted, ecological and efficient procedures will therefore be essential to guarantee customers quality, health and energy control.