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How often should your air conditioner be serviced?

Don't wait until your AC is not performing properly to have it serviced

Regular maintenance is crucial for both our cars and our frequently used appliances. As time passes, appliances naturally experience wear and tear, leading to a decline in their performance. This especially applies to our often overworked air conditioners, when we need them working 24/7 during hot and humid summer days. To prevent any unexpected breakdowns, it is wise to schedule regular servicing for your AC. This is not only beneficial for its optimal functioning but also enables the technician to identify and address any underlying problems before they escalate into more significant and costly issues.

Man fixing air conditioner

When is the best time to schedule a service?

You might think your air conditioner is running well,  however, manufacturers and air conditioning experts will strongly advise, keeping up to date with regular servicing. This will ensure your aircon is performing efficiently and will help maximise its life span. According to air conditioning experts, air conditioners that are used for cooling only should have a comprehensive service every 12 months, before the change of the season. On the other hand, if your air conditioner is used for both cooling and heating best practice is to have your system serviced in early Spring just before Summer takes hold, and then again in Autumn before the cold Winter weather sets in.

Benefits of regular services

  • Improve the efficiency and life span of your unit
  • Improve air quality and help to keep it free of contaminants
  • Keep your AC unit working cost-effectively and save money on energy bills
  • Optimal performance Regular maintenance helps identify and fix any issues before they turn into major problems.
  • Preventive maintenance will reduce the risk of costly repairs or replacements later.
  • Comfort and convenience to ensure your air conditioner is working flawlessly

Common air conditioner problems

With regular servicing of your air conditioner, you will keep on top of common problems that can affect the performance of your AC system, and prevent the need for costly repairs or replacement. Common problems include

  • Noisey system - Noisey or unusual sounds coming from your air conditioner

  • Frequent Cycling - Frequently turning on and off within short intervals and cycling excessively
  • Inadequate temperature  -  AC not providing the desired cooling or heating temperature
  • Reduced  Airflow - Insufficient airflow for optimal circulation of air temperature
  • Water Leaks - Dripping or pooling water from your air conditioner unit or vents

Simple steps you can take before your AC service is due

With the principle of "Prevention is better than cure" in mind, there are several steps you can implement to ensure your air conditioner remains in top-notch condition even before its next scheduled service. These steps include:

  • Keep the outside unit clean and free of debris, leaves, and any other objects that may impact its performance
  • Check and clean filters regularly, for instructions refer to the owner's manual
  • If need be replace filters, as a dirty filter will interfere with the performance, and the air quality will be affected.
  • Clean vents
  • Visually check your AC unit pipes for any damage, and contact a professional to carry out repairs.

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For all your air conditioner needs and services speak to one of our experienced technicians on 07 3133 1681 or complete our online booking form. Proudly servicing Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, and Logan



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