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 conditioner. 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 systems 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 aircon installed? Let’s take a look at each scenario.

The Best Time For Air Conditioner Repairs and Servicing

Generally it makes sense to get your air conditioner 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. The off-season periods of the year are usually when air con specialists are typically quieter and therefore more available.

For reverse cycle air conditioning systems, 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.

The best time for heating and cooling installation is going to keep you comfortable.

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.

They’re also here to make sure it is working to optimal energy efficiency while providing year round climate controlled comfort. It’s what we all want!


Published: 11 Jul, 2022

Air Conditioning Specialists You Can Trust

Our Promise Going Further

Our specialists pride themselves with honest reliable services

Honest

Our fixed pricing structure guarantees transparency. You will always be quoted the complete costs before work can commence, and our expert technicians will guide you through the process.

Our specialists pride themselves with honest reliable services

Committed

Not all jobs are created equal, but all jobs are equally important. Whether it's a simple repair or ducted air conditioning install, we apply the same high levels of dedication and service no matter the scope of the work.

Professional Expert Technicians

Professional

Home is your castle. Your pride and joy. Our well-spoken technicians will show respect towards you and your property and always clean up after themselves.

Technician Zip Pay Payment Options Image
Technician Zip Pay Payment Options Image

Now Available!

Interest free Air Con with trusted pay later options

What Our Happy Customers Have to Say

Better service starts here

5 stars rating

We called metropolitan Air Conditioning because our heater was on the blink during a Melbourne cold snap. Ryan was very courteous, knowledgeable and prompt with his repairs.

George - VIC
5 stars rating

Carl & Ben came out today for duct cleaning. They were friendly, helpful and efficient. Thanks guys for a great job & good tips for the new unit.

Beverley - VIC
5 stars rating

Tyson was punctual, polite and COVID safe! The work was very thorough and I am pleased with the end result from Metropolitan.

Madeline - QLD
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air Conditioning Logo

    When looking for a leading supplier of wall mounted split systems, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries air conditioners offer reliable, high-quality heating and cooling perfect for Australian family homes.

  • Temperzone Air Conditioning Logo

    Temperzone is the award-winning global manufacturer of air conditioners and leaders in climate innovation with a wide range of systems suitable for Australian homes and commercial applications.

  • Bonaire Air Conditioning Logo

    Bonaire heating and cooling systems are economical, yet high performance. Their reliable air conditioners are manufactured in Adelaide and expertly designed to withstand year round weather extremes.

  • ActronAir Air Conditioning Logo

    For incredible home comfort, you want ActronAir. Ducted systems or wall hung splits, ActronAir air conditioning has the best residential cooling solutions. You'll never complain about the heat again.

  • Braemar Air Conditioning Logo

    Braemar has all your heating and cooling needs sorted. Evaporative cooling, ducted gas heating, space heaters, wall heaters, split systems and reverse cycle - Braemar has you covered year-round.

  • Breezair Air Conditioning Logo

    Are you after a market leader in evaporative cooling? You need Breezair. Breezair evaporative coolers are manufactured in Australia so you know you're getting cooling to stand the Aussie heat.

  • Celair Air Conditioning Logo

    Celair is a leader in ducted evaporative air conditioning with over 40 years of experience behind them. Manufactured right here in Australia, Celair heating and cooling supports local Australians too.

  • Coolair Air Conditioning Logo

    As an Australian owned and operated manufacturer, Coolair evaporative air conditioning makes a great high performance companion for anyone looking to escape the harsh heat of our great southern land.

  • Fujitsu Air Conditioning Logo

    Stay comfortable all summer long thanks to Fujitsu air conditioning. Fujitsu ducted air conditioning units are perfect for Aussie homes so when you need repairs or servicing, call Metropolitan.

  • Hitachi Air Conditioning Logo

    Are you ready to discover the incredible range of Hitachi air conditioners? We’re talking split systems, wall mounted, ducted heating and cooling and more. So plenty of options for achieving comfort.

  • Haier Air Conditioning Logo

    With over 30 years in the industry, Haier is known internationally for its energy efficient and smart heating and cooling solutions. Haier heating and cooling is just a tap away.

  • Kelvinator Air Air Conditioning Logo

    Australians have enjoyed Kelvinator's cooling reliability for over 80 years. Whether you have a Kelvinator window air conditioner or Kelvinator split system, Metropolitan is here to help 24/7.

  • Lennox Air Conditioning Logo

    Lennox is a globally recognised brand with a great range of energy-efficient HVAC systems. Choose a Lennox air conditioner when craving that desirable climate control and year-round comfort.

  • LG Air Conditioning Logo

    LG is a world leader in consumer electronics, and its air conditioners are no different. From smart split systems to energy efficient ducted air conditioning, LG air conditioning does it all.

  • Midea Air Conditioning Logo

    Midea is an Australian giant with an international reputation for quality split system air conditioning. You can also find portable coolers and window boxes among the Midea air conditioner range.

  • Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning Logo

    Mitsubishi Electric supplies premium residential air conditioners in Australia. Their sophisticated designs, including their sleek wall split system models, are built to offer long-term comfort.

  • Panasonic Air Conditioning Logo

    The latest and greatest Panasonic air conditioners go beyond heating and cooling with air purifying features for healthier breathing. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

  • Rinnai Air Conditioning Logo

    Rinnai is a trusted household name in all things heating and cooling. From the Rinnai gas heater to inverter splits and reverse cycle ducted systems, there's a Rinnai solution for every Aussie house.

  • Samsung Air Conditioning Logo

    Samsung Air Conditioning is known for its reliability and performance. These efficient climate systems are as highly regarded as Samsung’s TVs, home appliances and popular Galaxy smartphones.

  • Brivis Air Conditioning Logo

    Brivis by Rinnai has been a titan in the air conditioning game for 50 years. With an impressive heating and cooling system range, the Brivis name goes hand in hand with quality and longevity.

  • Carrier Air Conditioning Logo

    The Carrier air conditioning range is known for sustainability and affordable prices. As a leading Australian AC supplier, Carrier strives to improve the industry through innovative cooling solutions.

  • Kaden Air Conditioning Logo

    Simple solutions are the foundations of Kaden heating and cooling. Products like the Kaden split system are perfect for the ever changing Australian climate so you can always remain content at home.

  • NEC Air Air Conditioning Logo

    Beat the heat with a NEC split system. NEC has a heating and cooling solution that will keep you comfortable in all seasons. Experience superior energy efficient heating and cooling with NEC.

  • Sanyo Air Conditioning Logo

    Sanyo air conditioning models were known for providing trusted AC performance. Although Sanyo no longer operates, Metropolitan can still offer expert 24/7 service to your existing Sanyo system.

  • Sharp Air Air Conditioning Logo

    With over 100 years in the industry, Japan’s Sharp Air Conditioning is known for luxury products. Sharp air cons provide convenient and effective cooling performance, to deliver year round comfort.

  • Stadt Air Conditioning Logo

    STADT air conditioning is synonymous with high quality Australian owned ducted heating and cooling. For any STADT air conditioning service and repair, we are your Australian experts.

  • Vulcan Air Conditioning Logo

    When you're after a Vulcan air conditioning service, you want Metropolitan. We're experts in Vulcan climate control, providing repairs and servicing for air conditioners.

  • York Air Air Conditioning Logo

    For optimal year-round comfort from your AC unit, York is the name to know. Distributed by Bonaire, York air conditioners Australia offer superior AC solutions perfect for our Australian climate.

  • Toshiba Air Conditioning Logo

    Toshiba air conditioning makes use of innovative DC Hybrid Inverter technology which automatically provides high capacity heating and cooling when necessary and minimises running costs when it’s not.

  • TECO Air Conditioning Logo

    TECO has been heating and cooling Australian homes for over 30 years. With split systems, multi splits, window/wall air conditioners and ducted air conditioning, TECO has the whole home covered.

Metropolitan Air Conditioning Service Reviews Metropolitan Air Conditioning Service Reviews