There’s nothing like a refreshing respite of an air-conditioned room after being out in the sun. If you’ve been thinking about installing the system, find out the five basic things you need to know about ventilation and air conditioning system below.
- Adequate ventilation
The ideal air-conditioner should be able to dehumidify, humidify, ventilate, clean, cool, and heat as needed for comfort and health. It’s recommended that to exchange the dirty air indoor every four hours, adequate ventilation is required. Buy mechanical ventilation if the building doesn’t have proper ventilation.
- Increase energy efficiency
To increase the energy efficiency of your air-conditioner, always remember to clean the coils, keep the right airflow and charge, and replace dirty filters. Additionally, make sure the condenser unit has no blocked airflow that will lead to clogging. For hot and dry climates, check out the Energy Efficiency Rating of the air-conditioner to determine how good the system will function.
- Perform routine maintenance
Some regular maintenance can easily be performed by consumers, like changing filters, while professional service can do the others. Bottom line, always drain out and brush any obstruction from the air-conditioner’s coils, like dirt. You’ll know if you require a professional service when the air-conditioner is no longer producing cold air as it should.
- Dealing with blocked or reduced airflow
If you’re sensing that the system’s airflow has been blocked or reduced, it’s an indication that you need to change the filter. The filter’s primary function is to remove air particles and keep your AC system clean, but once in a while it also needs to be cleaned.
- Not enough cold air produced
When such thing happens, check whether there’s a duct leakage. This is important to prevent a high percentage of energy being sapped. You can either insulate the duct yourself (there are various products for it) or get a professional service.
It’s best to do as much research as possible when planning to install ventilation and air conditioning system. Make sure your building has adequate ventilation, and when looking for the most efficient air-conditioner, be sure to check its Energy Efficiency Rating first, especially if you live in hot and dry climates like Malaysia.