Air Conditioner Maintenance
Regular air conditioning maintenance is really no different to your regular car maintenance: you can pay a little bit for routine service or wait and pay a lot more for major repairs. Many people do wait until their air conditioner is making a strange noise or isn’t running properly before they call for a service. But did you know that even if your air conditioner seems to be running smoothly, it can still lose about 5% of its operational efficiency every year?
Studies show that with regular servicing a unit will maintain up to 95% of its original efficiency. This means that the cost of a regular service is quickly recovered in savings on your monthly electricity bill and in reduced repair costs. A properly serviced air conditioner will also do a better job of dehumidifying your home.
What Are the Benefits of a Regular Service
SAE Group offer a range of maintenance programs from Monthly, Quarterly, 6 Monthly & Annually to suit your individual requirement and ensure that your air conditioning unit continues to run efficiently. Benefits of a yearly maintenance include:
- Reduced power bills.
- Maintain units optimum performance.
- Increase life span of units.
- Reduce potential call out costs.
- Keeps AC units hygienically clean and fresh.
- Peace of mind.
The costs of a yearly maintenance are extremely affordable at $90 Inc gst for single split systems and $130 inc GST for a ducted system. Saving you hundreds in energy costs with a more efficient and effective air conditioner. You can simply download and fill in our Air conditioning Service Agreement here or click on the button below. We will then place you into our service schedule.
What is Included in an Air Conditioner Service
With SAE Group, a fully qualified and experienced electrician will check all of your air-conditioner components. Our Standard Air Conditioning Maintenance Agreement provides basic coverage for the parts of your air conditioning system that need frequent service, while our Preventative Maintenance Inspection* provides following:
- Check air handler filters & clean or replace as necessary.
- Check for adequate refrigerant charge.
- Check condenser and clean if necessary.
- Lubricate condenser fan motor.
- Check condenser fan blades for tightness.
- Tighten electrical connections at equipment.
- Check voltage at unit under load.
- Check condensate drain for blockage & clean as necessary.
- Check blower belt for condition, tension, and alignment.
- Lubricate all bearings where applicable.
- Check all safety controls.
- Inspect contactor points.
- Check and clean thermostat.
- Check lockout control.
- Inspect evaporator coil cleanliness.
- Inspect starting capacitor.
- Inspect running capacitor.
- Check for vibration and noise.
- Inspect relays.
- Check and record running and starting amperages.
- Check and record suction and discharge pressures.
- Make recommendations of any needed repairs to the air conditioning power system.
Air Conditioner Maintenance Saves You Money in the Long Run
Energy Rating labels have become an essential part of our buying and decision-making process. Most air-conditioners have a rating between 1–6 stars. This includes the majority of window/wall and split systems but excludes most whole-house (ducted) systems which usually have a greater output. Efficient units produce more heat or cooler air, for each unit of electricity used.
For similar-sized units, one of high efficiency (3–6 star) can be up to $220 a year cheaper to run than a 1- 2 star unit. Also, as air-conditioner units lose up to 5% of their operational efficiency every year, it’s the simple act of replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one, that can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by 5% to 15%. Regular maintenance becomes a real cost saving necessity.