Install an HVAC and Keep Cool

The Australian summer can be super hot. If you live in Australia, you will want to make sure you can stay cool during the intense heat. I came to realise how important HVAC systems are when I moved into an apartment which didn't have HVAC. It was OK in the winter, but by the summer, it was terrible. I called in an HVAC contractor and asked them to install a new system. It was amazing what a difference it made. The contractor also gave me some advice about how to maintain the system. I hope this blog is useful to you.

3 Effective Care Tips for Your Reverse-Cycle Air Conditioner


If you want to efficiently keep your home interiors cooler in summer and warmer in winter with the same HVAC equipment, look no further than a reverse-cycle air conditioning unit. This type of air conditioning equipment supplies cool air on hot days and warm air on cold days to ensure year-round comfort to homeowners and their families. 

While reverse-cycle air conditioners are designed to provide reliable and efficient temperature control service throughout the year, they require proper upkeep to remain in good working condition all the time.

Having said that, here are some maintenance tips to follow in order to get the most out of your reverse-cycle air conditioning installation.

Keep the air filter clean

The air filter located in the indoor unit of your reverse-cycle air conditioner is what prevents dust and other airborne dirt from entering your air conditioning system. Without it, dust and other forms of dirt would get into your air conditioning system, leading to a drop in air quality within your home as well as a decline in the operating performance of the entire system. What's more, dusty air can cause damage to various components of the air conditioning equipment. Removing and cleaning dirty filters on a regular basis is critical to ensuring your air conditioner blows clean, healthy air all the time but also continues working properly longer without requiring repair or parts replacement. 

Keep the outdoor unit clean and clear of obstructions

Ensuring your outdoor unit is kept free of dust and debris build-up and that it is thoughtfully positioned to avoid obstructions is essential to ensuring efficient operation of your reverse-cycle air conditioning unit. These elements can hinder proper flow of air being drawn into the air conditioning system from outside, thus causing the system to run harder than it should to achieve the desired heating or cooling performance. This leads to increased energy bills.

Keep all registers clean

The supply air and return air registers located throughout your home facilitate smooth flow of air into and out of your living space. The supply air registers supply conditioned air from the air conditioning system, whereas the return air registers draw unconditioned air into the system for conditioning. Wiping these registers clean is vital to ensuring your air conditioner doesn't blow dirty air.

These tips can go a long way in ensuring you get optimal service out of your reverse-cycle heating and cooling unit. For best performance, follow your manufacturer-recommended instructions on proper maintenance of your equipment.


9 October 2018