It’s never too early to plan your summer vacation, and part of that is keeping cool throughout the summer months! Your air conditioner was designed specifically to keep you cool during warm nights and those blistering days.
As you enjoy the cool breeze of the air conditioner, you may wonder what you can do to keep your home cool. Try out our 5 top air conditioning hacks to maintain your AC unit, and keep cool all summer long!
1. Use a dryer sheet to add a whiff of refreshing scent.
Loving the scent of fresh, clean laundry straight out of the dryer? Bring that nostalgic scent into your room using a dryer sheet! Place a pleasantly-scented dryer sheet in your air conditioning unit by draping a single sheet on the filter of your air conditioner.
Let the air conditioner run, and the scent of the dryer sheet should disperse around your room for a refreshing and pleasant room scent that lasts all day long! Remove the dryer sheet from your air conditioner filter and dispose once the smell has dissipated.
2. Have the air conditioner professionally cleaned before summer starts.
You can clean, scrub, and wipe down your air conditioner all winter long, keep the filter clean, and cover the vents to prevent dust from getting in, but your air conditioning unit would still benefit from a thorough and deep cleaning from professional aircon cleaning services.
Professional services will be able to clean out the interior of your AC unit, and fix any issues that may arise before your air conditioner breaks down – saving you from extensive repairs in the long run. Maintain the cleanliness of your air conditioning unit regularly to ensure your unit will last you for years to come.
Homeowners in Singapore can look to Luce Aircon for all their air conditioning needs: from the day you purchase your unit, to maintenance, care, and troubleshooting, Luce Aircon provides services to all aircon types across the country. Find out more about their full list of services through their website: luceaircon.sg/services/aircon-servicing
3. Clean the AC filter the easy way.
Do you find it difficult to get all the muck and grime from your AC filter? Even after running the filter under the faucet, and scrubbing it clean with soap, your filter might have fibers that latched onto the mesh screen.
Clear out these fibers and dust the easy way, and use a vacuum cleaner with a small nozzle tip to clean your air conditioner filter! The vacuum cleaner will suck up all the dirt and grime, and leave your filter completely free of lint too. As a plus, you won’t have to wait for the filter to dry before using it in your air conditioner, so this is a quick hack for dirty filters as well!
4. Keep the outdoor unit shaded.
Not many homeowners are aware of this hack, but the outdoor unit should be shielded from the intense summer heat to prevent overheating, and to keep the air conditioner pumping out cool air into the room. The warmer the temperature outside, the more your air conditioner needs to work hard to provide you with that blissful breeze.
However, you cannot fully cover your outdoor unit, as the vents are responsible for keeping the warm air out of your room. Blocking these vents would cause your air conditioner to malfunction, and even break down from overheating. Instead, add a small canopy over the top of your outdoor unit, making sure there is ample distance for air circulation.
5. Place the air conditioner in dry mode to decrease humidity.
This hack is great for areas where summer humidity is too unbearable. Decrease the humidity in your room by setting your air conditioner into its dry mode, usually done with the thermostat or the remote control. The dry function keeps moisture out of the room, leading to a comfortable cool. Dry mode is also a cooler option, as the air would feel lighter and cooler.
Keeping the humidity out using the air conditioner dry mode also helps in minimizing the mold and mildew in your furniture, walls and other areas of your home. Mold thrives in humid environments, so keeping your room dry is a great way to prevent mold colonies from making a home in your living space!