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How Air Conditioning Maintenance Can Help Reduce Global Warming

How Air Conditioning Maintenance Can Help Reduce Global Warming

Air conditioners consume a massive amount of electricity. Moreover, the fluorocarbons used as refrigerants destroy the ozone layer and heat up the planet. The increased demand for air conditioners is anticipated to have a more negative impact on climate change, especially in emerging nations that are developing at an accelerated rate. Here is how air conditioning maintenance can help reduce global warming.

Can the Negative Effects of Using Air Conditioning be Mitigated?

Yes, the negative effects of using the air conditioners can be slowed down.

  • Air conditioners utilise a lot of energy. By decarbonising the amount of energy used, it is possible to reduce the negative effects.
  • Secondly, building architecture needs to be changed to adapt to the surge in temperatures. For instance, a change of materials, insulation, and window protection such as blinds can be used.

We must also remember that energy efficiency has different meanings in different countries. For instance, air conditioners sold in Japan are 25% more efficient than the ones sold in the USA.

The rise in energy demand might be reduced in half by reducing the energy consumption of air conditioning units, notably through the adoption of standards and required energy efficiency labelling.

What are Fluorinated Gases?

Global warming is a result of greenhouse gases that include fluorine, such as hydrofluorocarbons. They cannot decompose naturally. Instead, they hang about the atmosphere for many years.

These gases are still utilised as refrigerant gas, air conditioner gas, and in certain solvents and portable fire extinguishers despite being controlled. We must reduce the amount of fluorinated gases we release into the environment given the harmful consequences of these greenhouse gases.

Hence, ensure that your air conditioner is properly maintained.

Ways to Maintain the Air Conditioner Effectively

Here are several ways to maintain your air conditioner to reduce its effect on the electrical grid and ultimately the environment:

1. Replace the Filters

Cleaning or replacing your air conditioner’s filters on a regular basis is the most crucial maintenance chore you can perform to guarantee its effectiveness. Filters that are clogged or unclean restrict airflow and dramatically lower a system’s efficiency.

Some filter types can be reused, while others need to be changed. They come in many different varieties and efficiency. We suggest replacing or cleaning the filter every two months. 

If the air conditioner is used frequently, is exposed to dusty circumstances, or if you have pets, filters may require regular care.

2. Inspect the Window Seals

Verify the seal is in touch with the metal casing of the air conditioner by looking at it where it connects to the window frame. This seal may become damaged by moisture, enabling cold air from your home to escape.

3. Inspect the Coil Fins

Evaporator and condenser coils’ aluminium fins are prone to bending, which can obstruct airflow. These fins may be combed back to their original form by employing a fin comb.

4. Examine the Coils

The evaporator and condenser coils of an air conditioner accumulate dirt over the course of months and years of operation. The evaporator coil does not get dirty as quickly with a clean filter. However, the evaporator coil will eventually continue to gather dust.

The coil is insulated by the soil, which lessens the coil’s capacity to absorb heat. Check your evaporator coil annually, and clean it if required, to prevent this issue.

Outdoor condenser coils may also get quite dirty if there is adjacent vegetation or if the outdoor environment is dusty. Reduce the amount of dirt and trash around the condenser, which may accumulate from the lawnmower, dryer vents, or falling leaves.

5. Hire a Professional

Sometimes, air conditioners require more than just maintenance and regular cleaning. In that case, hiring a professional from Hamilton aircon would be the best option. Our technician will:

  • Use a leak detector to check for refrigerant leaks.
  • Examine and fix any duct leaks in the central systems.
  • Evaluate the evaporator coil’s airflow.
  • Verify the proper amount of refrigerant.
  • Examine electrical terminals, tighten connections, clean them, and add a non-conductive coating if necessary.
  • Check the thermostat’s accuracy.


Most air conditioners consume a lot of energy, especially because they are not maintained properly. With Hamilton aircon, you can be assured that we provide you with the most energy efficient air conditioners. With timely servicing and checkups, we ensure that your cooling machines are always in optimal condition.


Matthew Connery
By: Matthew Connery

Matthew Connery is the Director of Hamilton Air Conditioning in London. He is a skilled Business Strategist who delivers energy-efficient and cost-saving solutions to commercial and domestic clients from leading air conditioning brands. 

Jan 18 2023