Preventive Air Conditioning Maintenance: Why It Matters?

The lack of maintenance and cleaning in the air conditioner can cause a lot of problems. These can affect since the operation of the equipment and imply in a greater consumption of energy, and even favor the occurrence of health problems like migraines and irritation in the mucous membranes.

Preventive maintenance and proper AC cleaning helps reduce the emission of pollutants in the environment, decreases the energy consumption of the appliance, increasing its life.

environmental impact of air conditioner

Why Preventive AC Maintenance is Important?

In order to have a good functioning of the air conditioning system, it is important to carry out a regular air conditioner repair program. Preventive maintenance adjusts air conditioners as well as reducing the level of pollutants in an air-conditioned environment, while also increasing the life of equipment and reducing energy consumption.

Some maintenance can be carried out by the owner, such as cleaning the air filters, which are easy to remove and clean. This cleaning can be done by running water and neutral soap. To replace the filters in the same way in the air conditioner it is essential that this part is completely clean and dry.

When the air filter exhibits obstruction due to the presence of impurities, it causes the airflow of the product to decrease, i.e. it decreases the air outlet speed of the air conditioner. This obstruction results in a decrease in the performance of the appliance, in the reduction of energy efficiency, in the freezing of the heat exchanger and consequent reduction of the life of the air conditioner.

It is important to point out that most of the existing flaws in air conditioners are due to a lack of preventive maintenance.


It is recommended that a more complete preventive air conditioner maintenance be carried out annually to guarantee an increase in the useful life of the product and thus the permanence of the guarantee. During this maintenance, the removal of the equipment and the dismantling and cleaning of the internal and external parts (cleaning of the heat exchanger, trays, fans, and other internal parts) is of paramount importance.

Guide to Annual Preventive Maintenance

The annual preventive AC maintenance is also essential for the elimination of undesirable odors, preventing the propagation of fungi and bacteria, besides preventing the proliferation of other harmful microorganisms the health of users.

But what can you do to improve the quality of the air you breathe?

  • Always ask for the appliance manual, as it contains all the information on the installation and use of the appliance. Read it calmly and carefully.
  • The filter must be cleaned every 30 days at least, because when they are dirty, they do not let the air circulate freely, causing the appliance to malfunction, causing a greater effort of its mechanics, increasing the increase in energy consumption.
  • Keep doors and windows closed when using the air conditioner.
  • Avoid smoking in air-conditioned environments, since they will be closed, which is detrimental to your health and to people present on the premises.
  • Be aware of the thermostat. Do not let it run at maximum for too long, this will damage the unit.
  • To clean the filter, switch off the appliance, remove the filter and clean it with a vacuum cleaner or with soapy water. Let it dry and put it back in the machine. Do not scrub or twist to avoid damaging it.

These are some of the care needed to keep your air conditioner clean and in good working order.


For many obvious reasons, preventive AC maintenance is important. Scheduling regular checks and tracking minor problem solving will help users enjoy all the comfort offered by the air conditioner without worrying that it will fail.

Tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

About Salman Zafar

Salman Zafar is the Founder of EcoMENA, and an international consultant, advisor, ecopreneur and journalist with expertise in waste management, waste-to-energy, renewable energy, environment protection and sustainable development. His geographical areas of focus include Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe. Salman has successfully accomplished a wide range of projects in the areas of biomass energy, biogas, waste-to-energy, recycling and waste management. He has participated in numerous conferences and workshops as chairman, session chair, keynote speaker and panelist. Salman is the Editor-in-Chief of EcoMENA, and is a professional environmental writer with more than 300 popular articles to his credit. He is proactively engaged in creating mass awareness on renewable energy, waste management and environmental sustainability in different parts of the world. Salman Zafar can be reached at or

32 Responses to Preventive Air Conditioning Maintenance: Why It Matters?

  1. Pingback: Your Key To A Cozy, Ecofriendly Home | EcoMENA

  2. Pingback: Energy Conservation in Mosques: A Guide | EcoMENA

  3. Pingback: How Science Helped our Homes be Energy-Efficient | EcoMENA

  4. Pingback: Eco-friendly Tips to Buy an AC | EcoMENA

  5. Pingback: The Wisest Green Decisions You Can Make For Your Home | EcoMENA

  6. Pingback: Energy Efficiency Implementation in GCC's Residential Sector | EcoMENA

  7. Pingback: Eco-Friendly Ways of Fixing Damaged Roof | EcoMENA

  8. Pingback: Impact of HVAC Systems on the Environment | EcoMENA

  9. Pingback: Environmental Impacts of Air Conditioning Systems | EcoMENA

  10. Pingback: 7 Ways Of Reducing Heating And Cooling Costs At Your Home | EcoMENA

  11. Pingback: Reasons To Choose An Energy Efficient Temperature Sensor | EcoMENA

  12. Pingback: Tips for Air Conditioning Repair | EcoMENA

  13. Ducted Airconditioning Goldcost says:

    One of the best articles I read about air conditioning maintenance, thanks for sharing this one.

  14. Carol says:

    Thanks for sharing this valuable information.

  15. Artur Arzumanyan says:

    Thanks for telling me how AC matters, it was very helpful.

  16. Artur Arzumanyan says:

    Thanks for all the information, it was all super helpful.

  17. Zoe Campos says:

    It’s good to know from this article that preventative maintenance will be able to prolong the expected lifespan of an air conditioner and can also make it more energy-efficient. My partner and I were initially hesitant to get a window-type for our bedroom since we’re afraid that it might just cause our electric bill to increase. Still, since you said that it can be avoided through maintenance, it might be a good idea to proceed with the installation.

  18. Access Doors and Panels says:

    An air conditioner’s filters, coils, and fins require regular maintenance for the unit to function effectively and efficiently throughout its years of service. Neglecting necessary maintenance ensures a steady decline in air conditioning performance while energy use steadily increases. Good article with an excellent way of presentation. Keep it up. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Heat Pump Installation Coromandel says:

    Thank you for sharing this information air conditioning maintenance. It was useful and interesting. You indeed have written it in a layman way so that anyone can understand and work accordingly. You have done a great job. I love reading this blog; it talks so much about planning a great idea about it.

  20. Kopernikas Green says:

    It’s good to know from this article that preventative maintenance will be able to prolong the expected lifespan of an air conditioner and can also make it more energy-efficient. My partner and I were initially hesitant to get a window-type for our bedroom since we’re afraid that it might just cause our electric bill to increase. Still, since you said that it can be avoided through maintenance, it might be a good idea to proceed with the installation.

  21. Clover Rayner says:

    If an air conditioner is left to its job without regular check-ups, it will soon start to collect dust and other debris, which will interfere with airflow. When this happens, your AC will start losing its ability to keep you cool. Icing can form along the coils, preventing heat exchange. Malfunctions in the compressor or the motors that aren’t taken care of will also make it harder for the air conditioner to reach the temperature you want.

  22. Green Leaf Air says:

    Very interesting reading. Nice content. Thank you very much.

  23. Pingback: Air Conditioning and its Impact on the Environment -

  24. Riyan says:

    I think this is one of the most significant pieces of information for me. And I’m glad to read your article. Thank you for sharing!

  25. Erwin Osborne says:

    This article is good because it indicated the importance of preventive maintenance. Maintenance of the air conditioner is always better than repair. It not only saves money but also time. Thank you very much for explaining the advantages of preventive air conditioner maintenance.

  26. Benjamin Reid says:

    For the last few days, my A/C is not cool the whole room properly. After reading your article I remove the filter from A/C & clean it carefully. And now I getting a much better performance. Thanks for sharing this valuable information.

  27. Kevin says:

    Good post

  28. Kara Bednar says:

    I read your post about AC maintenance.
    i personally very like it. I fully agree with you on your tips.

  29. Matthew Johnson says:

    “An efficient HVAC system keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter.”

  30. Gary Smith says:

    An efficient HVAC system keeps you comfortable year-round while saving on energy costs.

  31. Adam Wolfe says:

    An efficient HVAC system ensures year-round comfort and indoor air quality

  32. Pingback: How To Increase AC's Cooling Performance In The Room

Share your Thoughts

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.