FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q) What are the human symptoms of a contaminated Air Conditioner?
- Asthma attacks
- Hay fever
- Sore throat
- Sore, dry eyes
- Respiratory problems
- Tightness of chest
- Frequent colds
- Flu or flu-like symptoms.
Q) My Air Conditioner is not getting as cold as it used to be.
One of the major causes is a dirty coil. Other attributing factor include leaking of refrigerant gas
Q) I don’t feel as much air blowing out my Air Conditioner.
In this case, the blower and coil is probably very dirty and therefore the air flow is restricted.
Q) My Air Conditioner vibrates when it is running.
If the blower fan (drum) is out of balance this would probably be the cause.
Q) When I turn on my Air Conditioner it smells musty and dirty.
A smelly air conditioner is an indication that the aircon unit has been contanimated with build-up of dust, dirt and mouldy (fungal growth). This requires cleaning and treatments.
Q) Will a clean Air Conditioner save me money?
A clogged up AC with dirt and dust will cut efficiency up to 50%. A regular service can save you up to 30% in energy costs
Q) What temperature should I set my Air Conditioner?
24 degrees is the temperature at which an air conditioning runs most efficient and economical. Every 1°C lower can increase running costs by up to 15%
Q) Should I leave my Air Conditioner on when not at home?
It is not recommended to leave your cooling system on however if you do you should ensure that it is regularly maintained and serviced.
Q) What is the life expectancy of an Air Conditioner?
A good quality system will last long past its 5 year warranty period, provided it is well maintained.
Q) How often should your Air Conditioner be serviced?
This depends on the amount of use and the environment. A minimum service every 3 months is recommended.