By Jeremy Rochow
Published: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
The hot weather has arrived, so if you haven’t already, you’ll want to get your air-con serviced as soon as possible. It could save you thousands of dollars in the long run. RAA Product and Pricing Manager Roy Lee explains why it’s important to have your air-con checked regularly.
It’s important to have your air-con serviced at least once a year. This ensures dust and dirt doesn’t accumulate in the fans, filters and other parts. When you turn your air-conditioning on, the dust could slowly damage the system’s internal components and reduce its overall efficiency.
Not only that, if there’s dust in the unit, it will decrease the air quality inside your home and is more likely to circulate dust, pollen and other allergens.There are several other benefits to having your air-con maintained and checked each year.
The advantage of regular services
If your unit is running efficiently, it will reduce your electricity consumption and in turn your energy bill. And, if it’s working efficiently, it will keep your home at a constant temperature.
When you purchase an air-conditioner, you want it to last as long as possible. Regular maintenance will help prolong the life of the unit and make it easier to identify and fix minor issues before they become larger, more costly problems.
The other benefits
It isn’t just about cost though. If your air-conditioning isn’t serviced regularly, it could no longer be safe to operate.
Maintenance checks include identifying faulty wiring and other electrical issues that can potentially cause a fire. They can also help detect refrigeration leaks, which can be harmful to the environment.
A simple air-conditioning service will also give you peace of mind during summer. Knowing your air-con is in good working order can help to allay any fears that it’ll break down in the middle of a heatwave.