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Need an aircon clean? These are the signs of a dirty system

October 4, 2022 Haysadmin No Comments

Need An Aircon Clean? These Are The Signs Of A Dirty System

Your air conditioner serves a very specific yet simple purpose: to keep you cool and comfortable during not only summer, but every day of the year, through Brisbane’s year-round mild temperatures.

Additionally, Brisbane is notorious for its high humidity levels, which, if you’re stuck with an inefficient system, can leave you feeling sticky and uncomfortable.

Whether you’re relaxing at home, entertaining the kids during the holidays, or at your workplace, warm weather coupled with high humidity can leave you feeling unmotivated, exhausted, and flat!

Of course, there are many reasons why your air conditioning system may not be operating at its full potential:

  1. A faulty part may be inhibiting correct airflow, leaving you with a substandard performance
  2. Issues with broken components or loose wires are not always obvious to the untrained eye
  3. Your system has become a breeding ground for dust, dirt, mould, and mildew

In this blog post, we’re focussing specifically on point 3: air conditioner cleaning.

We’re uncovering some of the signs that your system may be contaminated, and explain what you need to do in order to once again enjoy cool, clean air in your home.

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What are the signs your air conditioning system is dirty or mouldy?

1) You are constantly sick

We know, there are a range of reasons why you may fall sick.

However, did you know that your air conditioning system can play a critical role in the quality of indoor air? Think about how many hours a day you rely on your aircon to keep you cool. If your air conditioning is dirty, it can expel dust, mould, and mildew, which can lead to allergies and illness.

Your air conditioning can be the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, and when in operation, those nasties are emitted into the room and breathed in by you and your family.

2) Bad odours are coming from your aircon

One of the most obvious signs can be detected through your nose. If you’ve noticed odd or unpleasant smells coming from your air conditioning, the most obvious cause is a dirty, clogged, and congested unit.

A dirty unit not only means dust and mould growth, but if an air conditioner is not draining properly, too much condensation can result in foul smells, too.

3) You can see that the filter is covered in dirt or mould

While not in every case, sometimes, the issue will be obvious to the naked eye: you will actually be able to see clear signs of dirt and mould within your system.

Mould and mildew love dark, damp places, and so, your AC unit provides the perfect environment for them to thrive.

If you can see mould or mildew anywhere around your AC unit, it’s a sign that you need professional cleaning services as soon as possible. Not only is mould unsightly, but it can also cause health problems for you and your family if left untreated.

4) Your aircon has weak airflow or is blowing warm air

Your AC unit blows air through a system of ducts in order to reach every room in your house. If the airflow from your vents seems weak or insufficient, it could be a sign that there is something blocking the ducts, like dirt, dust, and even mould.

5) It’s been more than 12 months since its last clean

This is, of course, on the assumption that it’s ever been professionally cleaned in the first place!

For most residential units, yearly cleans are sufficient to keep your system running at its best and delivering cool, clean air. (Larger, commercial systems, on the other hand, may benefit from biannual cleans.)

6) Your energy bills are higher than usual

If you’ve noticed a spike in your energy bills, it could be a sign that your air conditioner is not operating as efficiently as it should be.

When dirt, dust, and other contaminants build up on the coils and other parts of your AC unit, it has to work harder to cool your home, which uses more energy and drives up your utility bills.

Our industry professionals know how to get rid of mould from your aircon

In addition to ensuring you’re enjoying cooler and cleaner air, a regular air conditioning cleaning can save you on consumption costs, extend the life of your system, and lead to reduced maintenance costs.

Regular maintenance of your air conditioning system is crucial to ensure optimal performance and energy efficiency, in this article, we have discussed how often you should get your air conditioner cleaned.

Hays’ experienced air conditioning specialist has the tools and knowledge to effectively and efficiently clean your air conditioning.

Unfortunately, our industry is not regulated, which makes it so important that you choose a trade-qualified professional like Hays for a range of Brisbane air conditioning services.

Book an air conditioning clean in Redcliffe with Hays

Is it time to have your air conditioner professionally cleaned? If you’ve noticed any of the signs listed above (or can’t even remember the last time your system was cleaned!) then the answer is probably yes!

If you need help with your air conditioning in Redcliffe, Moreton Bay, and North Brisbane, we invite you to get in touch with Hays Airconditioning.

We look forward to helping you! If you have any questions or would like to request a quote, please call Paul today on 0404 614 814 . Alternatively, get in touch online and we’ll get back to you soon.