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As the unbearable heat of the summer time gives way to wet and windy conditions of the monsoon rains, we Filipinos tend to breathe a sigh of relief as we finally get to experience the cool and refreshing climate. However, with this change in weather, comes a new set of challenges, especially when it comes to taking care of your air conditioner. To ensure the durability and efficiency of your unit, it’s vital to keep these tips in mind during the monsoon season.
To prepare even before the rainy days arrive, it’s recommended to have your air conditioner unit thoroughly inspected and serviced. This means cleaning of air filters, checking for refrigerant leaks, and ensuring proper drainage. A well-maintained unit not only runs more efficiently, but it increases its chances against the high humidity and moisture during the monsoon season.
Owners of window type air conditioners might be especially concerned about this topic as the entire back portion of the unit is exposed. The good news is that air conditioners are built to withstand heavy rain as they are waterproof. They are designed with rust-resistant metals and well-insulated electrical components so they can handle the wet and rainy conditions. If you do decide to cover your air conditioner to protect it from debris, only use a cover that’s designed for this purpose. Avoid common mistakes like using a material made from plastic such as a garbage bag or a tarp as this will trap moisture inside and damage and ultimately break your unit.
Powering off your unit is generally a good idea, especially during a storm surge. It’s mainly to ensure electrical safety as storms bring in lightning strikes, power outages, and voltage spikes that may damage electrical appliances, including your air conditioner. Keeping the unit turned off helps protect it from irreversible electrical damages.
Your split type aircon often comes with a dry mode which helps dehumidify the air while conserving energy. This feature comes in handy during the monsoon season due to high humidity and damp conditions. While the dry mode is not guaranteed to remove all the moisture in the air, it does its job to provide a more refreshing and comfortable space for you during the rainy season.
If you find yourself unsure of the best practices to protect your air conditioner during the monsoon season, don’t hesitate to reach out and consult with a professional. Their expertise can provide tailored guidance tips and best practices on your specific unit and climate conditions. Especially after experiencing a heavy storm, it’s recommended to have it checked by a professional for any damages and cleaning needed.
In the Philippines, we experienced an annual average of 20 tropical storms, so it’s always a good idea to regularly maintain and clean your air conditioner units so you’re prepared for the harshest of climates. The good news is that you can get access to maintenance services anytime, anywhere with Condura’s convenient after-sales service! No matter the weather, we are here to serve you better with over 200 service centers nationwide. Book your hassle-free service requests online here!