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Why has my Air Conditioner stopped working?

Why has my Air Conditioner stopped working? – is one of the most frequent questions we are asked.

Once we are on site, we often find that it’s pretty simple; the unit has not been maintained and it is blocked.

Air conditioning systems are like any piece of equipment, in that they require regular maintenance to prevent breakdowns and maximise their life. Having a service program in place will typically avoid a lot of cost over the long term, as it reduces breakdowns (less inconvenience), improves efficiency (using less power) and lasts longer (extends usable life).

One of the most common service items is cleaning out its filters to ensure that the unit gets an un-obstructed supply of air through the system. If the filters are not cleaned regularly, then they collect dust and other particles which slowly choke the unit – making it work harder for a lower level of performance. This means that not only does your power bill go up, but you are wearing down the life span of your unit.

Poor maintenance effects everyone. If you are leasing a property, you will be paying the higher energy costs, whilst the owner/landlord will be replacing the equipment earlier than they should. No one wins from not maintaining an air conditioning unit.

Also worth considering is the health implications of leaving dirty filers in your air conditioning unit. When the unit is on, it’s drawing clean air from the room – through dirty filters, before circulating it back into the room.

So the next time you are wondering why your air conditioning system has stopped working, or perhaps why you energy bills are going up – ask yourself the question – “have I serviced my air conditioner recently?” If the answer is no, then call us today.