As we’re fast approaching winter here in Australia, the period between now and the spring is probably the best time to get your air conditioning serviced. Even if you don’t suspect any problems there are a number of reasons why it’s a good idea to have it inspected and serviced. Firstly, a serviced unit will run more efficiently, thus saving you money, and secondly it will prevent it from breaking down when you really need it most. So now we’ve established that it’s advisable to have your A/C serviced regularly, the question is, just how often should it be carried out? Let’s take a closer look.
The ‘once a year’ theory
The general rule of thumb is that your air conditioning system should be inspected and serviced at least once a year in all cases. The reason for this is that when your A/C units are running they accumulate all manner of dust and dirt which gather in key areas. This affects the overall running of your system which in turn can affect the overall efficiency. Areas such as the condensing coils and air filters are prime examples of places where dirt and dust can build up. In fact if left unchecked it’s thought that a typical A/C unit will lose around 5% of its efficiency for every year it’s left. Ultimately this means that it will take longer to cool the area and will inevitably need more power to do so.
What about higher usage?
For premises with higher than average usage such as commercial premises, retail outlets, offices, and factories where units are on for long periods of time, then inspections might need to be carried out on a more frequent basis. In these cases, property or business owners should be looking at six monthly or even quarterly inspections and servicing, dependant upon the size of the building and the amount of dust and dirt it holds. Most companies including us, here at Static Electrics, can tailor contract servicing to suit your needs and-or budget. Besides, by getting your A/C serviced regularly it prevents excess wear and tear which may in turn lead to expensive breakdowns, so you’re saving yourself a whole heap of cash in more ways than one.
So getting back to the original question ‘How often should I have my air conditioning serviced? The answer is at least once a year but depending upon usage then possibly more. If in doubt why not have a word with our experienced team who can advise you further. For a free quote or to organise an inspection contact us on 07 5445 8305 today and get total peace of mind.