With the heat of the summer well and truly over, it’s time to call your residential electrician to service your air-conditioning units that have been running full tilt all summer. This is particularly relevant if you have reverse cycle units, because as the temperatures start to drop in winter, you will want to switch over to heating instead of cooling.

Electrical contractors usually recommend that you have your A/C units serviced once a year, but if you have pets or live close to a highway, you might need to have them serviced more often. One way to save additional trips by your electrician in Brisbane is to clean the filters yourself, in between your annual services; HEPA filters should be cleaned every 1 to 2 months and electrostatic filters every 3 to 6 months.

Some people however, are reluctant to call their residential electrician, thinking that all they need to do is to clean the filters. Yes, the filters do need to be cleaned, but a proper annual service will help to extend the life of your air-conditioning units and reduce your power bills.

What does our residential electrician include in an annual service?

At Powered Projects, our electrical contractors perform a variety of tasks during your annual air-conditioning service. These include professionally cleaning your filters and replacing them if necessary. Over time, these filters wear out, reducing their efficiency and making your air-conditioning work harder. Replacing these filters as needed, helps to extend the life of your air-conditioning and reduces your power bills.

We also check the coils and fins, because these can become clogged with dust particles from the air and the fins can easily be bent out of shape. In Brisbane, our electrician will clean your coils and reset the fins, putting them back into their original shape. This increases the operation of your air-conditioning and optimises its efficiency.

Your residential electrician will check the pipes that drain the water from your A/C units, making sure that they are not blocked and check for any leaks as well. Additionally, we inspect all the air-conditioning electrics to make sure that everything is safe and the thermostat to ensure that it’s working at the right temperatures.

Finally, our electrical contractors check the external mountings of your A/C units, letting you know if these need to be repaired. Metal mountings that are installed in properties that are close to the coast will eventually rust over time, particularly if they aren’t marine grade. This can cause your A/C units to become unsafe and dangerous and they will need to be repaired or replaced as soon as possible.

If you need an electrician in Brisbane to service your A/C units, call Powered Projects on 1300 306 974 or send us an email.