It’s known the world over as a spectacular tropical paradise, but Cairns’ climate can be uncomfortably hot and humid all year round. Locals and visitors alike rely heavily on their air conditioning systems to keep them comfortable in their homes, workplaces and elsewhere; however, the heat and humidity in Cairns can take a huge toll on these systems, making it essential to take proper care of them to ensure they function effectively. Here are some tips to help you keep your air conditioning system functioning properly in Cairns’ climate:
Regularly clean or replace air filters
Probably the most important (but easiest) thing you can do to keep your air conditioning system functioning properly is to regularly clean or replace your air filters. Air filters help to remove dust, debris and other contaminants from the air, but when they become clogged, they can cause your system to work harder than necessary, leading to inefficiency and breakdowns. In Cairns’ climate, where the air can be especially humid and dusty, it’s important to clean or replace your filters more often than you would in other areas.
Keep your condenser unit clear
The condenser unit is the outdoor component of your system. This unit is responsible for removing the heat from your home or office and releasing it outside. It’s crucial to keep it clear of any debris, such as leaves, grass clippings or dust, which can obstruct the airflow and cause your system to work less efficiently. Check the area around your condenser unit regularly and remove any debris that has accumulated.
Check your ductwork for leaks
Leaky ducts can cause cool air to escape, leading to inefficiency and higher energy bills. In Cairns’ humid climate, it’s also possible for moisture to seep into your ducts, which can lead to mould growth and other issues. It’s important to have your ductwork inspected regularly and repaired if any leaks are found.
Schedule regular maintenance
Regular maintenance by an air conditioning technician – such as the professional team at Easy Cool Air – is essential to keep your system running efficiently and prevent breakdowns. We can check your system for any issues, clean the components and make any necessary repairs or adjustments. We recommend having your system serviced annually.
Set your thermostat to a reasonable temperature
In Cairns’ hot and humid climate, it can be tempting to turn your thermostat down as low as possible to cool your space quickly; however, this can put undue strain on your system and lead to higher energy bills. It’s recommended to keep your thermostat set at a reasonable temperature (24-26°c) and use fans to circulate the air to create a more comfortable environment.
Consider installing a programmable thermostat
A programmable thermostat can help you save energy and money by automatically adjusting the temperature of your home or office based on your schedule. This can help reduce the strain on your system and lower your energy bills.
At Easy Cool Air, we can help you with regular maintenance, installations or a replacement if your old unit packs it in. Contact us on 0742816824 or via our contact form for a chat about your needs and we’ll help you enjoy paradise in the cool.