Essential air conditioner maintenance

Keeping your air conditioner units well maintained will not only ensure that your homes will always have a supply of fresh, well-conditioned air, but will keep your air conditioner working at optimal levels, thus reducing your electricity bill as well. A thorough check of your entire air conditioner/ HVAC system isn’t as complex as most people make it out to be. You can do basic checks on the systems and recognizing disparities will allow you to call professional maintenance to correct the faults as early as possible.

  • Turn off your AC unit. This will ensure that the unit is idle, and no electricity is passing through the system. You might have to turn off the power at the breaker box to prevent any unsavory incidents.
  • Remove debris from the fan cage, condenser/ compressor with a vacuum cleaner or manually.
  • Clean the fins with a strong blast dry, or with a duster. This will remove any dirt and grime stuck to the fins. Most manufacturers offer clear steps on the dos and don’ts of this step in their user manuals.
  • With the build-up of grime within the fins can render these tiny crevices disfigured. However, they are made of metal, and can be bent back into their original shape with little effort.
  • Clean the surrounding area of the air conditioner, and check the evaporator drain for any plugs.

Now your AC is relatively clean, and is ready to be used again. At NSA Kaiksow, we deal in a variety of high quality domestic air conditioners in Bahrain. For more information about our services, do visit our website at


Get the right air filter for your AC

Changing your air filters at regular intervals can help keep your air conditioners running at optimal levels. This will also allow your AC unit to function at optimal levels, thus reducing the electricity consumption while ensuring optimal cooling effect. A dirty filter can clog the system and will hinder air flow, thus slowing down performance.

There are a number of factors you need to take into consideration when replacing your existing filter. One such parameter is choosing the right filter that suits your system. Replacing the same model air filter is recommended. However, if you are unable to find the exact same one, you can substitute it with a different brand/ model that fits your air conditioner.

Make sure to upgrade the MERV of your new filter, especially if you are replacing it with a new model. MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, which determines how effective a filter is. However, you should take care not to upgrade the MERV too much as it can hinder the flow of air through it. It is best to consult with a professional technician before replacing your filters.

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Taking care of an older AC

A central air conditioner is one of the most prized possessions in a household, especially during the hot summer days. It is thus important to ensure that the AC is always working at its optimal levels, without stressing on its systems. New ACs have little problems associates with them, however, as an air conditioner ages, its efficiency decreases. Hence it is important to take optimal care of your older ACs by providing the right maintenance works.

Once the air conditioner has passed its recommended life span, it is prone to breaking down and it is more than likely that it is not operating at its most efficient state. This reflects over its performance in the form of unsavory noises, bad smells and in efficient cooling.

In efficient systems can consume a lot of power. Even if they are in “good” working conditions, it is possible that they are drawing a lot more power than it previously did. It will also cost you a lot more in terms of maintenance and repairs as well.

Older air conditioners are prone to breakdown. With most air conditioners having a  lifespan of 10- 15 years, it can get quite hard to find the right replacement parts for your old air conditioner.

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