As the weather gets cooler, it’s important to know how to operate your ducted air conditioning unit so it runs as efficiently as possible.
There are a few simple steps that will not only help to keep your unit in great working condition and assist with keeping the bills manageable, but also most importantly keep you warm and cosy!
Sounds obvious but be sure to close all your windows and doors properly so no cold air can seep in. Heavy drape curtains, window coverings and door stop snakes are great in helping prevent cold draughts.
18 -21 degrees is reported to be the most efficient temperature to operate your ducted air conditioning in winter. As a general rule of thumb, for every 1 degree increase in temperature you can add as much as 10% to the cost of your heating bill.
To this point, don’t be tempted to get home from a wet and rainy day outside and blast your unit’s temperature sky high. It’s incredibly more efficient to let your room warm gradually.
With the cold weather change outside, it’s not unusual to see what looks like smoke coming from your outdoor unit. Of course, treat with caution but be mindful it may just be steam as this is a common occurrence on cooler days.
Maintaining airflow around the outdoor unit is important so your system can operate as efficiently as possible. Be sure there are no hazards like bushes and shrubs and if they are, just give them a quick prune and tidy up.
Be sure to clean the filters of your unit regularly every 12 months.
Importantly, refer to the manufacturer’s instructions on how to care for your ducted air conditioning
Lastly, it’s always best to seek professional advice if ever in doubt about how to operate, maintain and care for your ducted air conditioning unit.
Perth’s leading air conditioning company, Ford & Doonan, are adamant about this.
Andrew states it’s all about “The care factor.
We genuinely want to install the best quality system and as such, we pride ourselves on our after sales service and support which sets us apart from our competitors”.
Ford and Doonan conveniently have several stores located in West Australia.
To find the closest store to you, and to browse their product range, please see the list below: