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5 Signs your air conditioner might be due for a professional clean

  • 29 Apr 2020

If you used your air conditioner regularly this summer, there is a high chance that microbes and fine particles accumulated in the indoor unit.

What most people don't realise is that the obvious things like dust mites, dead skin particles and bacteria actually create the perfect breeding ground for mould, as mould grows in damp environments where moisture can't escape easily.

Mould is not only something you don't want to see in your home, it's definitely also something you don't want to breath in. Mould releases microscopic spores in the air, and when we breath those particles in, it can be detrimental for our health, especially for someone who suffers from allergies.

If you notice any of these signs, then your air conditioner is most likely due for a professional clean.

  1. It's been more than a year since the last time you had it cleaned
  2. Over time your air conditioning filters get clogged with dust particles. This doesn't only impact the air quality, it also puts more strain on the air conditioner! To make sure your family is breathing healthy air, the filters need to be washed regularly.

  3. Your family is showing common symptoms caused by contaminated air
  4. If one of your loved ones has one of the following complaints that have been associated with contaminated air, then it's time for a thorough clean of the air conditioning unit;

    • Asthma attacks and allergies such as hayfever
    • sore, dry eyes
    • flu-like symptoms or frequent colds
    • respiratory problems
    • headaches
  5. You notice bad smells coming from your air conditioner
  6. Unpleasant smells can indicate that there's mould growing inside of the unit. This is a serious health hazard and should be dealt with as soon as possible.

  7. Your AC system is not working as efficiently as it used to
  8. If the air conditioner is not maintained regularly, the coils and filters will get caked up with mould after a while, which can lead to bad airflow and poor performance.

  9. Your electricity bill is higher than usual

When the filters inside your air conditioner are full of dust, the system has to work harder and it draws more power to push the air through the filters.

A professional deep clean will make sure that there are no nasty particles or mould in your air conditioning unit and also improve the energy efficiency of your system! Find out more about what’s involved in a deep clean here.

Call 1300 712 028 to book a professional air conditioning clean today to make sure you and your loved ones are breathing healthy air.

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