With summer well and truly on its way, its time to seriously ask yourself when was the last time your air conditioner was serviced or checked? Here are 8 things you need to look out for the next time you turn on your air conditioner.
Smells – bad or funny smells; burning smell turn the unit off immediately! If rodents have fried components you’ll need new parts.
Mould – you can see mould on the blades, on/behind filters; do not leave in this state, have your unit serviced as soon as possible so you are not breathing this.
Leaking Water – if water is leaking from the inside head unit you’ve developed a blockage and this definitely needs to be cleared by a technician; it may also require new parts depending on the level of damage caused.
Smoker – if someone smokes in the house, tar can accumulate in the unit
Noises – banging, clicking etc; a repair could also be required if mechanical components have failed.
Air Flow – if the airflow is reduced or if there is ‘no’ airflow is most likely needing a repair, not a service.
Time – when was your unit last serviced? Units are meant to be service minimum yearly in a domestic environment to maintain the warranty. Commercial/Hospitality settings should be monthly – quarterly minimum.
Dust/Debris Build Up – if you haven’t turned your unit on for a while, dust & debris will have built up and this can be sucked into the mechanical components of the unit causing bigger issues.
If your air conditioner has any of these symptoms, then get in touch. A service or clean might save you thousands of dollars in replacement costs.