6 signs your Aircon needs a service or repair

11 Jul 2017

Not everyone knows when their air conditioner needs to be serviced and even, despite some fairly obvious signs, when it needs to be repaired. Servicing needs to be done on a regular basis. Most reputable aircon companies will recommend servicing at least twice a year and if this is carried out, chances are that the unit will not need repair in between services.

There are always exceptions though and weird things that can happen, so just in case you haven’t been getting your unit serviced or the unusual happens, here are 6 signs your airconditioner needs a service or repair. Before any major damage is done, call a reliable aircon service provider if you notice any of these ominous symptoms:

1. Your air conditioner isn't producing any cool air

Although they are also heaters, the primary function of any air conditioner is to cool the air. If the air is not cooling down, especially when you have set the unit at its coldest setting – it’s simply not working properly!

2. The air is not flowing through the air conditioner

Air conditioners have a fan function that ensures air flows and moves around the room. If the fan visibly stops moving, or you simply can’t feel air flowing from the unit, it’s in need of repair.

3. The air conditioner smells

Any untoward odours usually indicate something is burning ...or something has entered the unit that shouldn’t have been there!

4. The air conditioner is noisy

As beautiful and efficient as they are, aircons are not designed to produce sound – of any kind. Again this could be a sign of worn out or out of place parts, or once again possibly a live invader.

5. There are thermostat problems

Every air conditioning unit has a thermostat to control temperature. When degrees of temperature are not being achieved the likelihood is that there is a problem with the thermostat.

6. There’s moisture on your air conditioner

Moisture anywhere that it shouldn’t be, can be one of a few different problems, but whatever it may be, it is not a good sign. Have it checked immediately.

A word of caution
Any of the above symptoms of failure or ‘wear and tear’ are not only irritating but potentially very dangerous for the well being of the unit. If you encounter any of these signs your air conditioner needs a service or repair, immediately contact us to have the unit checked ...and then partner with us for regular future servicing. Providing you have purchased a good quality unit ....and we can advise you on the best ones to buy ...you should get many years of hassle free service from your air conditioner. Let the Aircon Company make sure that you do!

Benefits of Inverter Air Conditioning

Inverter air conditioning is more expensive than non-inverter air conditioning, but with the deteriorating state of the energy system in South Africa, it is a worthy investment to consider.  The main difference is that an inverter air conditioning unit delivers a fixed amount of power using a fixed speed compressor. The speed of the compressor varies, so as to deliver the precise cooling or heating power required.

Benefits of inverter air conditioning

  • Up to 40% cheaper to run as it consumes less power
  • Reaches the desired temperature quicker
  • Startup time is reduced by 30%
  • Much quieter when running
  • No temperature fluctuations, therefor maximizing comfort level
  • No voltage peaks from the compressor
  • All Samsung inverter air conditioners are heat pumps which in itself is one of the most energy efficient form of heating.

How does inverter air conditioning work?

The amount of cooling or heating required by an air conditioner varies depending on the outdoor temperature and the amount of heat in the room. When cooling or heating capacity needs to be decreased, the compressor will operate at a high speed and will increase the amount of refrigerant flow.

When the inverter air conditioner is switched on, the compressor operates at a high speed in order to cool or heat the room quicker.

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