When Is The Best Time Of Year For Air Conditioner Services?

When is the Best Time of Year for Air Conditioner Services?

We all seek the toasty warmth of indoor comfort when those frosty winter days are here. Very few of us will turn down a hot chocolate – make sure it has an adequate sprinkling of marshmallows on top though – or knock back a warm blanket.

For optimal climate contentment it’s hard to go past putting on the heater or reverse cycle air conditioning unit. Unlike a heater though, the air con is likely to be the prime contender for MVP of your home electrical appliances in both winter and summer.

Most modern air conditioners are reverse cycling, delivering heating and cooling than a heating capacity. That’s why you want to be sure that it’s in perfect working order all year round.

But when exactly is the best time of the year to have your air conditioning system serviced or repaired? And for that matter, when is the best time to have a new heater or air conditioner unit installed? Let’s take a look at each scenario.

The Best Time for Air Conditioner Repairs and Servicing

Generally, it makes sense to get air conditioners serviced or repaired before you actually need it. You don’t want to find yourself in a mid-winter cold snap, only to discover your reverse cycle air con is unable to hold up its end of the heating bargain.

Just as you don’t want to find yourself sweating profusely through a summer heatwave because you can’t get an air conditioner technician in for another three weeks to repair a faulty cooler during peak season. The off-season periods of the year are usually when air con specialists are typically quieter and therefore more available.

For a reverse cycle split system air conditioner, getting maintenance or repair services in the early weeks of autumn will put you in good stead for both the winter and summer months. If you’re just running a cooling system, then you could certainly consider having that serviced in the early weeks of spring.

Always keep in mind that as you get closer to winter and summer, demand for repairs and servicing do pick up so you may need to wait a little longer.

So, in short, April or September are probably the best times of the year to have your heater or air conditioner serviced or repaired.

What’s Involved in an Air Conditioner Service?

It’s essential to know what’s involved in the process of getting your air conditioner serviced. An air conditioner service typically includes a thorough inspection and maintenance of your AC system to ensure it’s running at its best.

Firstly, a certified technician will inspect your indoor unit and outdoor unit. They’ll check for any visible wear and tear, loose connections, or signs of damage. This examination helps identify potential issues early on.

Next, the technician will clean the evaporator and condenser coils. Over time, these coils can accumulate dirt and debris, reducing the AC’s efficiency. Cleaning them ensures optimal heat transfer, helping your system cool your home effectively.

The service also includes checking and replacing air filters. Clogged filters can restrict airflow, making your AC work harder and consuming more energy. Regular filter replacements improve air quality and system efficiency.

Refrigerant levels are also assessed during a service. Low refrigerant levels or a refrigerant leak can lead to poor cooling performance and potential damage to the compressor. You might get warm air instead of cool air when you need it. Technicians will top up refrigerant levels if needed.

Lastly, the technician will lubricate moving parts, tighten electrical connections, and test the thermostat to ensure accurate temperature control.

In summary, an air conditioner service involves a comprehensive inspection, cleaning, and maintenance to keep your AC running efficiently, extend its lifespan, and ensure your home stays cool and comfortable throughout the year.

The Best Time for Air Conditioner Installation

Winter is typically the best time of the year to purchase an AC for your home. If you wait until summer, you’ll be competing for emergency installations. You’re smack bang in the middle of the hot weather and everyone else is seeking immediate relief. Emergency breakdowns also mean supply and demand is stretched to the limit.

During the cooler months of the year though, finding the perfect aircon at a competitive price will generally be easier. This is because the overall demand is not quite as high.

That being said, getting the air conditioner installed at the same time as your purchase might not necessarily be the best approach.

As mentioned above, the off-season periods of the year are typically when specialist air conditioner installers are more available.

And you’ll need a professional installation; it’s not a DIY job.

Metropolitan Air Conditioning, Available All Year Round

Of course, you are free to buy your air conditioner and book a qualified technician to have it installed or serviced any time of the year. An experienced and licensed air conditioning installation specialist will ensure your system is fitted to meet Australian safety standards.

We’re also here to make sure it is working to optimal energy efficiency while improving your air quality and providing year-round climate-controlled comfort. It’s what we all want!

Please note: This information is provided for advice purposes only. Regulations differ from state to state, so please consult your local authorities or an industry professional before proceeding with any work. See our Terms & Conditions here.

Published: 2022-07-11

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