Are you aware of how to maintain your air conditioner correctly?

Air conditioners can only run to their maximum efficiency when they are taken care of correctly. Luckily they don’t require much maintenance, but are you aware of how to maintain your air conditioner correctly?

While they do require a service annually, there are a few other small requirements such as cleaning/replacing filters, to maximise savings on your energy bills and ensure your unit is running efficiently.

Here is how to maintain your air conditioner and best care for your system to extend its lifespan and ensure that it is running as efficiently as possible.


It is extremely important to routinely replace or clean your air conditioner filters to ensure that they remain unclogged. As the filters remove bacteria, dust and debris from the air, dirty filters can block the airflow and reduce your system’s efficiency.

The build-up of these particles can happen quite quickly, especially if you have pets or lie in rural or industrial areas.

If your filters are the disposable type, simply take the old ones out and replace them. But if your filters are washable, remove them and run a hose over them, making sure to let them dry before re-inserting them.


The outdoor unit needs to be maintained also, as cobwebs dirt and leaves can find their way into the unit and restrict the system. Ensure that all plants and grass are kept at a suitable distance away from the system and that the unit is kept uncovered when operating.


Make sure to cover the outdoor unit during winter to protect it from dirt build up and other debris while you are not using it. This will make it easier to clean when the weather warms up.


Here at Green Efficient Living we are happy to take the job off of your hands and ensure that your unit is serviced and ready to go all year around.

We will ensure that everything is running as it should be, that the refrigerant levels are correct and that there are no leakages or general wear and tear.

To make this as easy as possible for you, sign up for our preventative maintenance program today and let us contact you when it is time for a service!

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