Do you have a question about cleaning your Air-Conditioner?
Below are the answers to some of the frequently asked questions from our customers. If you can’t find the answer to your questions here, give Ken a no obligation call on 0428 188 953.
Whether your air-conditioner needs cleaning depends on the amount of use and the environment in which it operates. Generally, to keep your air conditioner running effectively and efficiently, it should have a deep coil strip clean every 12 months with the filters cleaned every 2 months.
Ideally, spring is a perfect time to get your Air-Con cleaned, ready for the summer period ahead.
If you use your reverse cycle air-conditioner in winter, get it serviced in Autumn to prevent the recycling of dust build-up from summer usage. Bacteria and mould will also have collected over summer and cleaning is vitally important to stop spreading mould spores and bad odors into the air during winter.
Air conditioners can be a breeding ground for all sorts of “nasties” including bacteria and fungi, due to the moisture that condenses when the cool air that passes through the system. Not cleaning the system on a regular basis can allow these micro-organisms to accumulate.
This can potentially lead to respiratory problems (asthma) as well as causing running noses, headaches, flu-like symptoms, coughing and itchy eyes.
The quick fix for these problems? Make it a priority to get your air conditioning unit cleaned regularly and clean the filters yourself every couple of months.
If you have a high electricity bill, a clean air-con will definitely help reduce your power costs.
A dirty air-conditioner is far less efficient and uses more energy – the dirt and dust build-up can cut efficiency by up to 50%. Having your air-conditioner cleaned can save up to 30% in running costs of the unit.
- Your electricity bill, during the periods when you use air-conditioning, is very high.
- The air flow coming from your air-conditioner is weak. Less air being circulated means the unit has to work harder and longer to cool down a room.
- The air emitted from your air-conditioner smells bad or musty. This indicates a build up of dirt, mould and bacteria.
- You regularly suffer from respiratory problems when using the air-conditioning. Dirty air can affect sufferers of asthma, allergies, hay fever and sinus issues.