How Often Should I Clean My Air Conditioner?

How often should you have your air conditioner cleaned?

Sanitair, the leaders in air conditioning cleaning in Australia since 2005, recommend that even if your air conditioning unit appears to be running properly and trouble free, you should have it professionally cleaned at least once every 12 months. This will ensure your air conditioner operates at peak efficiency when you need it most during the summer period.

Over time, your air conditioners accumulate dust, dirt, skin squames, dna and pet dander particularly in critical areas like the coils and air filters. If left unattended, this build-up can significantly hamper your air conditioner’s ability to deliver cool, clean refreshing air to your home or workplace.

At Sanitair, we specialise in cleaning and sanitising air conditioners using environmentally friendly products to safely remove harmful organisms such as bacteria, fungi, mould, and mildew that can pose health risks to you and your family. Our premium air conditioner clean and sanitise service has the added anti-microbial protection coating ensuring your indoor air conditioner coils remain mould free for a minimum of 12 months.

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Several factors, including the type of unit, its location, usage frequency, and the occupants in the room will be the deciding factor on how often you should have your air conditioner cleaning. Regular cleaning not only extends the unit’s lifespan but also reduces energy consumption, improves indoor air quality and prevents unnecessary repair costs. A cleaner unit operates more efficiently, keeping both your family healthy and your wallet happy.

More frequent deep cleaning may be required when the Air conditioning units are serving areas with pets due to the rapid accumulation of pet hair, which can clog filters and coils which can greatly reduce unit efficiency. Units exposed to smoke will also require more frequent professional cleaning

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We recommend cleaning the filters every two – four weeks. These filters are designed to capture dust and microbes, but neglecting regular cleaning can push contaminants further into the system and onto the coils and in the airwell, leading to build-up that collects moisture and fosters mould and bacterial growth. When these contaminants circulate back into your home via the air conditioner, they can affect your health and your family’s well-being. Blocked filters can also diminish the unit’s efficiency. Replacing a clogged filter with a clean one can reduce your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5-15%.

If you are unsure about when to clean your air conditioning units, Sanitair can provide assistance, we have been providing HVAC Hygiene services since 2005 and can offer you the best advice when it comes to air conditioning cleaning. We offer individual condition assessments for each of your units, providing you with the information needed to make informed decisions. You can also conveniently book clean by calling your local Sanitair HVAC Hygienist 1800 130 168 or send an online enquiry. At Sanitair, we’re here to address all your air conditioning-related inquiries. We provide answers to common questions to assist our customers. 

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