For most people, air conditioners are one of the more mysterious appliances. They work pretty hard, for hours on end, but we still expect to get years of reliable service out of them. So how do we ensure that they keep on running at their best? The only way to keep your air con healthy is with an air conditioning service. But then you have to decide how often to service your air conditioner. And without some inside knowledge, that can be a hard question to answer. To help you out, we have listed a few of the more definitive signs that your air conditioner needs a service!
If your air conditioning is using a lot of electricity, it might be time for an air conditioning service
In the heat of a Queensland summer, your air conditioner is going to be working pretty hard. And for most of us, that becomes clear when we get our power bill! But that doesn’t mean you should overlook an unexpected spike in power consumption. A lot of the time, a big jump in your energy bill can indicate a problem with your air conditioner. The only way to get to the bottom of that problem is with an air conditioning service. A service will uncover any underlying issues that might be causing your extra energy expenditure. So it’s well worth giving it a go!
If you find moisture in strange places, don’t ignore it – get an air conditioning service
Your air conditioner is going to produce some moisture as it goes. That’s just how it works. But if you find some water in a new place one day, that’s cause for concern. Wayward water dripping form your air conditioner can mean a few things and not all of them are good. It’s best to play it safe and get a specialist in for an air conditioning service.
Your filters will need frequent changing – get an air conditioning service if you don’t know how
Changing the air filter in your air conditioner is just as important as changing the oil in your car. But luckily, it’s much easier! If your air filter is full, it can contribute to warmer air coming out of the air conditioner, and higher energy consumption. That’s basically because your air con is having to work harder to circulate air through its filter. By changing or cleaning the filter, you can fix that issue straight away. And don’t worry – if you don’t feel confident doing that on your own, get in a professional for an air conditioning service.
Air conditioners are a bit like cars: if you hear a strange sound, you need an air conditioning service!
It’s like we said before: air conditioners and cars have a few things in common. One of those things is strange noise. It’s not uncommon for an air conditioner to start making some unusual sounds when it’s having a bit of trouble. And just like you would with a car, it’s important to get it serviced when these noises start. The longer you wait before getting an air conditioning service, the worse the problem is likely to get.
We recommend an air conditioner service at least once a year
If you haven’t experience any of these issues before, then you’re one of the lucky few! But that doesn’t mean you should become complacent. We, and other industry experts, recommend getting an air conditioning service at least once a year. Doing so will make sure that your air conditioner works smoothly for many years. And remember, it will have to work extra hard during summer. So it’s always a good idea to schedule your air conditioning service for the beginning of summer. This will get your air conditioner into perfect shape for the challenging few months to come!
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