Operating Tips for Extreme Weather
Always test run your air conditioner a few weeks before the start of summer or winter and make sure it is cooling or heating sufficiently.
ON A HOT DAY YOU WILL NEED TO:
• Follow any conditions speciﬁed in the installer’s quotation.
• Always start the air conditioner early in the morning and keep the house/ofﬁce cool.
• Keep outside doors and windows closed.
• Keep doors to unconditioned areas (eg laundries, bathrooms etc.) closed.
• Note that any doorways on the return air path will need to be kept open, which may mean that doors to an unconditioned hallway will need to be kept open.
• Keep windows, which are exposed to the sun, shaded preferably externally (e.g. shutters), but alternatively by internal blinds or curtains.
• Only switch on the maximum zones speciﬁed in the quotation. Switch off other zones. If your installer/dealer has not speciﬁed what area they have allowed for, then they have probably only allowed for the main living area. Seek advice from installer/dealer.
• Operate the fan on high speed. On humid days a low fan speed may be more comfortable.
NOTE: Always allow the necessary amount of fresh air into rooms.
CLEANING AIR CONDITIONER
Air conditioner ﬁlters require regular cleaning or replacing (depending on the type). As ﬁlters accumulate dust they block up, reducing airﬂow and the cooling or heating capacity of the air conditioner.
In addition some types lose ﬁltration efﬁciency the dirtier they get. Some ﬁlters are located in hinged ﬁlter frames attached to the return air grille. They are generally of the washable type and should be cleaned by gently washing with water. It is recommended to clean the ﬁlter monthly.
You need to consider where the outdoor unit is going to be located. As a general guide do not locate an outdoor unit near neighbouring bedroom windows. There are speciﬁc regulations that apply.