Don’t Lose Your Cool this Summer to a Poorly Maintained Ductless AC
An air conditioning unit that isn’t adequately maintained and properly kept consumes more energy. It also eats away at your utility bills during the more demanding months of the year.
If you’re a New York resident using window units or a part of the growing number of people using ductless mini splits, read on for a few tips to keep you cool. You can also just give the Brooklyn air conditioning experts a call at Petri Plumbing & Heating!
1) Keep those filters clean
If you haven’t cleaned the filters in your Brooklyn ductless AC recently, chances are they’re covered in dirt, dust and debris. Not only does this hit your budget, but it’s also not working out great for your allergies or the life of the machine, either. Ensure those filters are washed regularly and free of debris for more cool–crisp–air.
2) Clear out the pipes
While you’re cleaning the filters, you can also check the air pipes for any blockages and debris that might affect the performance of your unit. If you can comfortably reach them, wipe them out or use a vacuum hose to suck out the dust and debris. Be sure to locate any leaks that might be plaguing those pipes. Check out one of our previous blog posts for other ways to help your AC work smarter!
3) Give it some space
Space in Brooklyn comes at a premium. Buy, you should try to ensure your unit has about 4 feet of room in all directions. This reduces the accumulation of dust and other particulates on the unit. Keep furniture like bookshelves and art away from the ductless AC, and you’ll notice the machine runs a lot more efficiently at a lower impact to your utility bills. Learn more about the many benefits of ductless AC here!
4) Call in the Brooklyn Air Conditioning Pros
There’s only so much you can do on your own. Eventually, you’ll need a Brooklyn air conditioning professional to handle the rest, so you don’t risk damaging the machine. Just like a standard central AC unit, ductless air conditioners have components that need to be maintained. They can also be hard to access in an old high rise. You’ll want to recruit a pro to clear out your condenser and coils, realign the fins, and refresh the unit’s refrigerant.
Don’t get stuck in the heat with a ductless AC unit that can’t keep up. Contact Petri Heating & Plumbing for air conditioning maintenance to ensure your unit is in tip-top shape!