Safe & Sure Electricians, Air Con & Solar specialise in air conditioning repairs Brisbane wide, no matter what brand or model your air conditioner repair is for.
Our qualified, Brisbane electricians have years of experience repairing ducted and split system air conditioners.
Call 1300 507 735 and we can book in your diagnostic air conditioner repair in Brisbane now.
Whether your broken air conditioning system is in your home, office or industrial building, Safe & Sure Electricians, Air Con & Solar have an experienced, trade qualified technician on hand.
Are you Googling your air conditioner’s problem in the hopes of finding find a quick and easy DIY solution?
No matter how simple the solution to your air conditioner’s problem might be, you should never attempt to open or fix a faulty air conditioner on your own.
In Queensland, it’s illegal to conduct at-home air conditioner repairs, because air conditioners are electrical appliances that contain water systems and some exceptionally dangerous chemicals.
If you’re not sure if you require air conditioner repairs, it’s better to contact a professional air conditioning electrician to investigate. Because Safe & Sure install all brands of air conditioning, we are experts in identifying whether you need an air conditioner service, a repair, or any other maintenance.
At Safe & Sure Electricians, Air Con & Solar we provide our customers with a clear upfront price for our air conditioning technicians to attend and diagnose your air conditioner’s problem.
If your unit has an easily resolved minor problem that doesn’t require parts, coolant or gas our technician will attempt to conduct air conditioner repairs in this appointment.
Repairing minor air conditioner problems can prevent major difficulties or breakdowns of your unit’s primary components. If your unit starts to experience more frequent breakdowns, then regular annual servicing should be conducted to maintain the condition of unit and hopefully prevent further breakdowns.
Common parts that can be replaced on a split air conditioning unit:
• Fan motor
• Fan blade
• PCB boards (indoor/outdoor/controller/power)
• Remote signal receiver
• Indoor sensor
• Condenser coil
• Metering device or an expansion valve
• Evaporator coil and blower
• Chemical refrigerant
If any one of these components fails, your Safe & Sure Electricians, Air Con & Solar technician will be able to quote you the cost of repair and how long the job will take.
If your air conditioning unit’s problem can’t be resolved immediately upon diagnosis, we will confirm if parts are available and present you with your options before proceeding with any air conditioning repair work.
We may need to source new parts for your air conditioner, so it’s worth considering the age and the brand of your unit when making the decision as to whether it’s more cost effective to fix or replace it.
Things to consider when making the air conditioner repair or replacement decision that is best for you include:
The absolute maximum lifespan of an air conditioner is 15 years, the official lifespan of an air conditioner is 10 years. Air conditioner manufacturers are only required to keep spare parts for units for 10 years. So the consideration to repair or replace also depends on availability of parts.
Parts for popular models that were sold in large volumes tend to be available longer.
The older an air conditioner is, the less efficiently it runs. New models can be up to 60% more efficient – a saving on heating and cooling costs that quickly adds up in the long run. Depending on how much you use you air conditioner, in a short amount of time a new system could pay for itself.
If your air conditioner has required repair/replacement of multiple or major parts on numerous occasions, it may be in your best interest to replace the unit. Replacement is often best for older air conditioners that may require discontinued parts.
For example, if your old unit has a coolant leak, then repairing the leak, adding more refrigerant and replacing the compressor (which often give out not long after fixing a leak) can cost more than replacing the entire unit with a new, lower end air conditioner.
We know that your air conditioner is a considerable investment to you. Therefore, we only use quality, genuine branded parts for ducted or split system air conditioning repairs.
Our industry experience has shown that generic parts are inferior, often don’t fit properly, and are likely to cause more breakdowns in the future.
There is no warranty offered on air conditioner repairs whereas a new unit will secure you a five year manufacturer’s warranty and Safe & Sure’s two year installation warranty.
This means it’s also worth considering the number of components that need replacing and the cost vs purchasing a new unit.
If your air conditioner is not blowing any air this definitely is a sign it needs a repair.
Firstly check your remote settings and that the unit isn’t left on the previous season’s setting ie. In heat mode at the start of summer. It’s also good to test the unit by turning it to the lowest setting i.e. if it’s not cooling, turn it 18 degrees and wait about 10-15 minutes to see if there’s an improvement.
Check you have a display on your remote – if not, start with a change of batteries. Secondly, if your unit is on a separate circuit, check the switch hasn’t tripped in your switchboard and also that the isolator (outdoor switch) next to the unit is switched to on.
If your air conditioner turns on and runs for a short period of time and then turns itself off, yes, this is a common indicator repair parts are required.
If a very loud banging noise comes from your air conditioner suddenly, your fan belt may have become dislodged. Turn the system off immediately to avoid causing any more damage, and get an authorised split system air conditioning repair person to inspect your unit.
If your air conditioner is tripping the switch in your switchboard then this is an indication the air conditioner is faulty and needs a repair.
If your air conditioner is leaking water, this can mean that it’s forming ice inside the unit because the system can’t breathe as there’s a blockage, or there may be a problem with your drainage system. This is a common problem when regular annual servicing has not been conducted on the unit.
If your air conditioner is leaking refrigerant call an authorised technician immediately. Air conditioner refrigerant is toxic, very hazardous to the environment, and can be expensive to replace. Split air conditioning units are not designed to ‘lose gas’ like cars, if your air conditioning unit is leaking gas it needs a part repaired or replaced before it can be re-gassed.
If your air conditioner is emitting bad smells for long periods of time, the cause could be anything from a blocked drainage pipe, to a dead rodent or bugs inside your unit. In both cases, you’ll need to get a technician to check your unit and conduct any split system air conditioning repairs required.
If the lights are flashing your indoor air conditioning unit, this is communicating a sequence to say that there is an error with the system and will need a repair.
If no air comes out when you switch on your ducted air conditioning system at the central unit, first check to make sure your home’s safety switch hasn’t tripped.
If there’s nothing wrong with your fuse box, you may have a broken thermostat, compressor, selector switch, control board or faulty wiring and you should get a quote for ducted air conditioner repairs.
If your ducted air conditioning blows warm air, check to see if your air filter needs cleaning or replacing. If this doesn’t fix the problem, you may have a refrigerant leak, and it’s time to call an expert.
If your ducted air conditioner doesn’t cool all the rooms it’s connected to, get a ducted air conditioning repair specialist to check for duct leaks. A hole in your ductwork needs to be promptly fixed because it can allow bacteria to get into your air flow.
If your system starts making unusual amounts of noise, call a ducted air conditioner repair specialist to check that your fan is working properly.
We understand that when it comes to air conditioning repairs Brisbane weather demands prompt service!
Safe & Sure technicians arrive on time and give you quick answers so that you can make the most cost-effective decision about your air conditioning unit as soon as possible. At Safe & Sure, we want to have your air conditioner up and running to keep you cool again as soon as possible.To book your ducted or split system air conditioner repair appointment or if you have any questions about commercial air conditioning repair, feel free to contact us:
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