Why do Air Conditioners need maintenance?

Air conditioning units need regular cleaning for best performance quality and machine longevity. An air conditioner’s filters, coils, and fins require regular maintenance to ensure your unit is operating effectively and efficiently throughout its years. Without the necessary maintenance, your air conditioner will decline in performance and increase overall energy consumption. Keep reading to learn some tips on how to keep your air conditioner performing effectively.

Air Conditioner Filters

The most important maintenance task to routinely complete is to replace or clean the air conditioning filters. Clogged, dirty filters block the normal airflow and significantly reduce a system’s efficiency. When this airflow is obstructed, it can cause air to bypass the filter and carries dirt directly into the evaporator coil and damage the coil’s heat-absorbing capacity. 

Some types of filters are reusable, whereas others must be replaced. Air conditioners in constant high usage, subject to dusty conditions or are busy keeping your furry family members cool (i.e. subject to higher levels of pet fur), will need more frequent filter cleaning and replacements. 

Air Conditioner Coils

While a clean filter helps to prevent the evaporator coil from becoming dirty, inevitably small amounts of dirt, dust, hair and other other small pollutants pass through to the coils. This reduces the coils’ ability to absorb heat, leading to a decreased performance and increased energy consumption. If you air conditioner is used daily, we recommend cleaning your air conditioner coils every six months to get the most out of your air conditioner. 

Why Rolly's Electrical?

If you can’t find time or don’t have the confidence to perform these general maintenance jobs, contact Rolly’s Electrical. Our well-trained technicians will be able to explain to you how to keep your air conditioning performing to its best ability and what steps you can take to keep it cleaner for longer. 


Trust Rolly’s Electrical for all your air conditioning installation, repairs, cleaning and maintenance. We offer honest and fair quotes so that you know upfront how much you will pay for the service. We have been serving homeowners and the business community in Townsville for more than a decade, which has made us the go-to company for all air conditioning services. Find out more here


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