Did you know that there is a relatively inexpensive thing that you can do that will save you money in the long run, and also help keep you healthier? And, it’s something that is quite easy too! What is this miracle solution?
Keep your air conditioning Units Clean!
That’s right, the simple act of cleaning your aircon will save you money. How? Well, when the unit is all built up with dirt, it doesn’t run efficiently! It has to work harder to keep the room cool. In addition, even though it is working harder, usually it is not even able to keep the room as cool as it would when it was clean!
How does this affect your health? Well, when the aircon is dirty, it is spewing out air that is dirty into the room, and you are breathing this air. Not only is there dirt in the air, but there are germs that can lead to plenty of health problems. Imagine, the moisture in the aircon unit interacts with the dirt that builds up and the result is mildew and other types of growths. I have been told that a dirty aircon can lead to plenty of respiratory problems, even up to pneumonia!
We have three rooms with aircon units. Each unit can be set on the thermostat between 16 and 25 celcius. When the unit is dirty, even if it is set at 16 the room just doesn’t get cool. When it is clean, even with the unit set at about 23 it can just about chase you out of the room with that crisp cool air.
This morning we had our 3 aircon units cleaned. It is only about P300 per unit to have them cleaned. The savings from having the unit run more efficiently will probably cover most of that cost too!
It is recommended that you have your aircon unit cleaned about once every 3 months. I do it about once per month, and I consider that well worthwhile!