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How to carry out air conditioner cleaning

Sometimes you can still feel the heat even when your air conditioner is on There are so many things that may interfere with the working of an air conditioner. Some are technical and may need the intervention of an expert. On the other hand, all these inefficiencies of the air conditioner may be caused by dirt. When your air con accumulates dirt, it may prove difficult for it to work properly. Most recent air conditioners have an inbuilt self-cleaning function. However, one may still be required to clean it thoroughly beside the self-cleaning.

In case you are wondering how to clean your air conditioner, this article will help you on how to carry out air conditioner cleaning.

The condenser coils

2All cleaning should be done when the air conditioner is off. To access the condenser coils, one should remove the outer casing and all the other parts that are obstructing your access to the conditioner. A stiff brush will come in handy to help you brush off any dirt or grime that is stuck on the coils. Then one can apply a cleaning agent then rinse with water after a few minutes. One can also check whether there are any coil fins that may need to be straightened out.

Filters

The filter panels of the air con can be accessed after removing the front grille. The filters help in trapping dust and other things like bacteria from the air that is being allowed to enter the air conditioner. Because of this, they end up becoming dirty quickly hence need regular cleaning than all the other parts of the air con. The good side is that they are the easiest to clean. They are cleaned by removing them and bashing them on a rail or post. This will remove a bigger portion of the dirt while the rest can be vacuumed.

Fan coil

3The coil is the part that blows the cool air into the room in which it is placed. The outdoor unit chassis is removed to access the coil. It can then be sprayed with a cleaning agent then rinsed after a few minutes. It should be rinsed thoroughly until it is clean. One should be careful not to flood the drip pan. It should be given time to drain off before further rinsing is done. The fan coil should be allowed to dry before the chassis is returned. Some people opt to seek the services of professional cleaners. This may be because of them not having enough time to do the cleaning themselves.

The good thing about their services, at an agreed fee, they will also do any repairs if any as they clean the air conditioner. Besides that, should there be a bigger problem that needs repair as opposed to servicing they will recommend the best people to carry out the repair. Alternatively, they will recommend where one can get the spare parts that will be needed at cheaper costs. They will also recommend appropriate places the air conditioner should be kept for it to serve the room efficiently.…

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Ways of making your home green

Making your home green is not an easy process. The following are the important things that can do to make your home greener. This will help in minimizing emissions and release of harmful products to the environment.

Cleaning the air with plants

Plants are known for utilizing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere. Besides, these plants are helpful in removing toxic or harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde and benzene from the air. You should make an effort of planting more plants in your home. However, some plants are harmful to the pets. You should avoid planting such plants.

Using organic cotton or bamboo towels

Cotton is sprayed with pesticides and insecticides. Organic cotton is the best. Bamboo towels are made from a renewable resource, and it has wonderful uses. Towels made from bamboos are extremely soft.

Avoid using synthetic air fresheners

These fresheners contain numerous chemicals some of which are linked to many health issues like respiratory problems, hormone disruption, cancer, and skin irritations. Your home can be freshened naturally by adding fresh nutmeg or cloves to a basin of warm water. Alternatively, you can also use a diffuser with a favourite essential oil.

Minimize your bathing time

Your shower should not last for more than 5 minutes. An average shower uses up to 95 liters if water. Reducing this time to five minutes can help you in cutting down the volume of water by fifty percent.

Adjusting the heater temperature

The heater’s temperature should be lowered from 48-60°C. This will save your heating costs by about ten percent. This temperature can also be lowered further to 45°C provided you will be comfortable with it.

Using “green” shower curtains

Curtains made from vinyl are known for releasing toxic chemicals including carcinogens into the bathroom air. The use of canvas, organic cotton and hemp shower curtains can help you in eliminating these toxins. Your curtains should be kept mould free and clean.

Choosing natural carpeting

Typical carpets contain about 120 different chemicals. These chemicals include flame retardants, pesticides, and stain resisters. Such curtains should be avoided. Instead, you should go for the natural fibers like hemp, seagrass, cotton, and jute. Undyed and organic are the best curtains.

Simply unplug

Any appliance such as a computer, phone charger, and television that is not being used should be unplugged. Alternatively, some of these devices should be turned off once you are finished.…

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