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Do It Yourself

Ice accumulation in your AC can be due to severely dirty coils as well as filters. Also, your AC may be running on low gas. Occasionally cleaning coil and filter yourself using simply a soap and water solution can help you solve the problem. However, if Ice accumulation is due to low gas then you need to call an expert technician to recharge your AC with gas.
If your AC is not cooling well, then possible reasons can be choked coils and filters, the fan is not running or there is very less gas in the system. Self-cleaning of the AC’s coil and filter with a simple soap solution can do a trick but if the dirt is too much, professional cleaning should be done. Also check if the fan is running properly. If not, call a professional technician.
Air conditioners, by nature, are a little electricity-heavy. Heavily choked outside and inside coils, filters can raise your electricity bills. Occasional cleaning is very needed to keep the electricity bills low which can be done yourself. Also, AC must be rightly sized as per room and an aptly sized AC for you can be selected by viewing this link below:

Power saving

  • Turn off electrical / heat producing equipments when not in use: lights, TVs, computers etc.
  • Check and clean the Air conditioner filter every month. This will improve cooling, reduce compressor running time and save energy.
  • Keep the doors and windows closed, while using the Air conditioner
  • Make sure your doors and windows are well sealed; You will pay a lot more to cool your home when the cold air easily escapes. Do-it-yourself weather stripping for doors and caulk for windows is easy to install, and cheap.
  • Use venetian blind or curtains for windows to minimize the solar radiation heat. Reflective film reflects the sun's heat from your windows, and can block 40-60% of heat and modern films reflect heat away without blocking the light too, so you can still have nice, bright rooms.
  • Thermostat setting of 23°C – 25°C provides comfort. Do not keep lower settings. It will increase compressor run time and increase your energy bill
  • Clean the condenser/evaporator coils at the beginning of each season by an AC specialist
  • If the roof is not exposed to direct sun rays, i.e. you have a ceiling instead of a roof, running a ceiling fan along with AC will provide good air circulation and comfort feeling. It may also help in increasing the thermostat setting to say 25°C – 26°C, still feeling comfortable and saving lot of energy.


  • Unplug the air conditioner. Disconnect the power from the unit.
  • Remove the filter to expose the cooling coils. Additionally, some models require that the front cover or bezel be removed to allow full access to the coil. Usually the cover is secured by screws - some of which become visible only when the filter is removed.
  • Home Depot and many other home supply centers and hardware stores sell products expressly for this particular job. These cleaners will help remove odors from deposits of dirt, mold, mildew, cigar & cigarette smoke, etc. from the coils. Use care to see that only the coils are covered with the cleaner. Prevent foam from spraying electrical wires, controls or other parts. Foaming type cleaners will work best only when used as directed.
  • Clean the filter with plain water or replace if missing. A clean filter is a must. It is far easier and cheaper to remove and clean the filter every 15 hours (more or less depending of dust / dirt levels in the space) than to clean the air conditioner with a foaming cleanser. If the filter is suspected of contributing to odors, soak and wash with a small amount of scented dish soap or laundry detergent.
  • Run the air conditioner. Set the unit to "Cool" and adjust the thermostat to coldest setting. Warm, humid air in will condense when passing over the cold coils. The condensate will rinse the dirt and foam from the coils, and collect in the drip pan. The drip pan will drain outside - but only if the air conditioner is installed properly (back tilted slightly downward to the ground).

How to Install

  • The installation of the split air conditioners is a crucial job. If the installation is done accurately your air conditioner will give optimum cooling, but if it is not done properly you won’t get the desired cooling effect. A poor installations also leads to frequent maintenance problems.Several factors have to considered during the installation of split air conditioner.
  • The indoor unit of split AC requires at least 15 cm of open space surrounding its top and sides for proper air flow.
  • The indoor unit of split AC should be mounted at a height of 7-8 feet above the ground for adequate cooling inside the room


  • An major claim of portable air conditioners is that they do not need installation and they are portable. On the internet or in the showrooms, we see portable air conditioners neatly displayed without a hose most of the time. In reality all air conditioners need to pass heat to the outside. Central air conditioners and window air conditioners use Freon to carry the heat to the outdoor coils. Fans are used to drive air to cool the outdoor coils.
  • A portable A/C brings the outdoor coil inside the room but still need to cool the coil. The coil passes the heat to air then the hot air has to be sent out the house. Tip: The longer the total hosing the more power will be wasted to drive air through the hose.
  • The cooling capacity of an A/C is defined by its BTU/h rating. The BTU/h number indicates the amount of heat the air conditioner can remove from a room each hour. A hot climate will need more heat to be removed from a room to feel cool. A cooler room will also need more heat to be removed for the deeper cooling.

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Power saving tips

  • Turn off electrical / heat producing equipments when not in use.
  • Check and clean the Air conditioner filter.
  • Keep the doors and windows closed, while using the Air conditioner.
  • Clean the condenser/evaporator coils.

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