Does Your Air Conditioner Need Replacing or Does it Just Need a Good Clean?

Six signs that you need your air conditioner cleaned

An air con can make life so much more comfortable. But like all appliances, air conditioners have a limited lifespan.  Here are 6 signs that you need to clean your air conditioner.

1. It’s not cooling like it used to

A well maintained and regularly cleaned air conditioner can last for more than 10 years. After years of recycling the indoor air, the coil’s filter accumulate all the particles in the air such as; skin, dust, dirt, pet dander, nicotine etc.  These particles cover the coils, so the air can’t effectively cool down as it passed over the coils resulting in the system not cooling like it used to.

2. Your energy bills are getting higher

Dramatic changes to your energy bill are noticeable during winter and summer.  Your air conditioner is set on the lowest temperature to cool the room down because it is cooling like it used to.  This results in the air conditioner working harder and using more energy.

3. It Smells

If your air con smells it is more than likely the bacterial or mould contamination in the air conditioner emitting airborne particles back into the room atmosphere.  A professional clean will reduce odours and guarantee mould free for a minimum of 12 months.

4. Noisy Air Conditioner

A noisy air con can be a sign that the fan isn’t rotating properly, this can be caused by the fan becoming clogged with contamination and causing the fan to become unbalanced.

5. Water Dripping Inside from the Air Conditioner

This can be caused by the contaminants falling from the coils into the drain pan and blocking the water from draining out the drain pipe.

6. The temperature is inconsistent

Your air con should provide consistent air temperature. If after a clean you find that it doesn’t seem to get any cool air at all, it might be a sign that your air conditioner could need refrigerant or that your system may be on the way out.

 Cleaning is much Cheaper than Replacing

Ideally, your air con should have a clean and sanitise every year and to check for blockages.  Having a Sanitair professional air conditioning clean and sanitise is much more affordable than replacing the air conditioner.

Keeping your air con cleaned annually can help you save on your energy bills and most definitely improve your indoor air quality.  All Sanitair products and services are Asthma & Allergy Friendly.


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