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How to Care for Your Ducted Air Conditioning System

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Ducted air conditioning in the home or office is a great way to keep cool whilst not having to worry about inflating costs.  Ducted air conditioning is the cheapest air conditioning solution in Mandurah and is the most efficient cooling system on the Australian market today.

To keep cool during these hot Western Australian summer months continued maintenance and cleaning is crucial.  Some important steps that need to be taken include; cleaning your filters regularly, performing regular checks and having a yearly professional maintenance service.

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Cleaning ducted air conditioning filters is easy to tackle yourself and should be done every 3 months.  Simply unscrew the retaining nut and remove the exposed filter.  Ensure you check the filter is a reusable filter and not a disposable one!  If it is a disposable filter, replace the filter with a highly efficient filter, not a cheap one.  to clean a reusable filter simply slide the filter free of its frame and hose off until all dust and grit are gone, do this from both directions.  If the filter hasn’t been cleaned for a while it may need to be soaked in the sink with hot soapy water to ensure all build up is gone.  Remove all excess water from the filter and allow it to dry naturally.  Once completely dry, return the filter to the frame and screw back together.  If you are unsure of how to do this, simply contact your local air conditioning technician team.

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Secondly conduct regular system and proficiency checks.  This is to ensure any leaks or blockages are detected early.  If you think that your ducted air conditioning system is malfunctioning or that a section of your house or office is not cooling as well as other rooms it is best to call your local AC technician.  Keeping continued maintenance and repairing minor breakages now helps to save money down the track.

Lastly, yearly maintenance is crucial for all cooling and heating systems. Professional checks, maintenance, and cleaning ensures your system is running smoothly and the life of the unit is extended.

If ducted air conditioning units aren’t properly cared for there are a few things that can happen.

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Sickness – Dirty filters are a breeding ground for bacteria and germs.  Because of the nature of ducted systems, germs and bacteria are quickly spread through the home or office. If you have noticed that when one family member or staff member gets sick and quickly spreads throughout the home or office, dirty ducts could be why .

Increased Bills -Secondly blocked or dirty filters mean the ducted system has to work harder to keep the property cool.  This increases power usage, power bill costs and causes the system to malfunction or break down completely.

Have your ducted cooling system professionally cleaned today and see the effect it has on your power bills in the future.

How to Prevent Dirty Ducts in Your Hobart Home

Friday, January 30th, 2015

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Dirty ducts reduce the efficiency of any HVAC system, increase power bills and contaminate the air. Dirty ducts can be the cause of a range of health problems affecting you and your family. Ducted systems spread germs throughout homes quickly and the pipes are the perfect place for mold, fungi and germs to breed. Attempting to clean ducts alone is not only hard and time consuming but can put your ducts at risk. It is best to hire in an air conditioning and heating professional to do the deed.

Here are some steps you can take to take to ensure your ducts stay clean and your family healthy.

  • Have your system regularly cleaned – Regular maintenance and cleaning performed by a HVAC Technician can keep contaminants from growing in your ducts. All heating and cooling systems should be inspected and cleaned every six months to ensure maximum air flow with minimum power.2
  • Close ducts– Close your ducts when you are not using them. If you only use your ducted heating in the winter then close off your ducts in the summer, this will stop foreign objects falling down into the ducted system. Another time when it is crucial to close ducts is during renovation work. Dust, debris and dirt can easily fall into one duct and be spread throughout the whole home or office. Close your ducts when you are not using them.
  • Clean new ducts – Check new ducts installed into your Hobart home to make sure they have been thoroughly cleaned.  Ensuring ducts are not left with little bits of debris, carpet, oil or other foreign objects will increase the life of your system. Don’t be shy about checking during an installation.
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  • Keep your home clean – The air circulating through your ducts may have germs, dust, hair and other forms of pollution circling through them. Keeping a clean home limits the impurities and toxins in the air, this in turn will keep your ducts clean in-between maintenance appointments.

It’s important to note that dirty ducts can be a flag for other problems in a home or office. If people are constantly getting sick or there is a bad odor coming from the ducts in your home there may be an underlying problem such as a serious mold problem, wet foundations or asbestos.