Should I service my air conditioner?

The truth of the matter is effective that air-conditioning units have become essential for living comfortably in Australia, so realistically this should be a question that answers itself. The incremental increase in Summer temperatures means that a proper functioning unit has become more of a necessity than a luxury – so just like we look after the other necessities in our lives – our air-conditioning units should be added to the list. Here is why:

Expensive units

Air conditioners are expensive pieces of equipment, and should be treated with the same respect and care as other more popular items. You wouldn’t neglect the upkeep of your car, so why forget to service your air conditioner? In a similar vein of argument you can’t drive a car that is not fit for purpose, so why would you want to breathe air out of a conditioning unit that is under par, broken or dirty? The air emitted from a well-functioning unit will undeniably be cleaner, and cooler. Period.

Essential pieces of equipment

Living without a properly working air conditioner means an uncomfortable lifestyle, especially in parts of rural Australia where temperatures are soaring; in short, they are essential to living comfortably. By not checking an air conditioner regularly you run the risk of it breaking down when you might need it the most. Imagine coming to the hottest time of the year only for the conditioning unit to break down, all because it wasn’t checked.

Simple fixes

More often than not a simple servicing will alleviate small issues with an air conditioning unit before they become big problems. Even when they are not being used air conditioner units collect an awful amount of dust and debris. Often the difference between a fully working unit and a unit struggling to operate is something as simple as a filter change! These types of problems are easily solved and help you to get the most out of your unit again.

Loses efficiency

You might think that your air conditioning unit is performing fine and doesn’t need a service but you would be surprised! Air conditioning units are used throughout the year and use a huge amount of electricity; if they are underperforming by 5-10% then you are simply throwing money away! The cost of an annual service would be far less than the money wasted as a result of the unit’s underperformance.

General health

Air conditioning units control the temperature and essentially the quality of the air that you breathe in your home. If they are dirty or not functioning properly this can have a negative effect on the general health of your household. If you could see the dust that generates within a conditioner unit then you might think twice about not having the machine serviced and/or cleaned. This is even more important in homes that have pets or with members of the family that suffer from allergies/asthma. It is always important to be aware of how the condition of your unit might affect different members of your household.

As part of an electrical undertaking, an annual review and service of all electrical appliances, including air conditioning units, is essential for your peace of mind – and peace of sleep.