Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When Should l Have My Air Con Cleaned?

The short answer is: any time of the year…

Autumn or Winter:

It’s a great time to get your Air con cleaned as it has probably had a lot of use over the Summer period and will have Dust, Mould and Bacteria building up from the heat, moisture and humidity.

When it starts to get cold and it’s time to start putting the heating on using a dirty Air Con it will recycle the Dust, Mould and Bacteria that have collected and grown in your Air Con Unit through your bedroom, kitchen, office or work place spreading the mould spores and bad odors into the air that you breath.

If you suffer from a running nose, asthma, headaches, flu symptoms, coughing or itchy eyes, then Purify Air, Air Con Cleaning has a solution for you!

It’s also a great time to get your Air Cons fresh and clean, ready for the long hot summer.

Spring and Summer:

It’s human nature to put important jobs off until the last minute, so when the temperature gauge starts to rise and the days get longer and hotter you reach for the Air Con Controller and as you look up you suddenly remember the job that needed to get done over Winter.

As the Air Con Unit starts and the fins open you see all the Dust and Mildew that has been there since last Summer and that smell of stale, musty air blows straight over you and all through the room.

It’s time to call Purify Air Con Cleaning have one of our fully trained and professional providers come to your home or work place asap to Fully clean and sanitise your Air Con Unit

Q. How Often Should you Service Your Air Conditioner?

Dirt, Bacteria and Mould Grow in every used Air Conditioner and this affects your health and costs you money.

An air conditioner is among the most essential appliances that we need to make our lives comfortable. They help keep our homes warm and cool when it is cold or hot so that we remain comfortable  Air Conditioning can also decrease humidity levels so we can avoid feeling sticky in summer which is a welcome comfort.But that is not all they do. They purify air by filtering out smoke particles, mites and odours. Owing to the advancement of technology, manufacturers today design Air conditioners that not only have faster cooling rates but which also save up to 60% of your electricity usage. Today’s Air Conditioners also come with anti-dust filters, built-in stabilisers  as well as auto adjust temperature features to assist to have good night’s sleep. But just like other equipment, air conditioners need to be regularly maintained for them to give peak performance.

Domestic units need cleaning every 12 months, Commercial and Schools every 6 months if in constant use and Filters for all air con units cleaned every 3 months if in regular use.

Please be aware that Indoor Environment Quality Standards Australia (IEQSA) specify that the frequency of decontamination and cleaning split air conditioners should be assessed on a case by case basis considering usage, room size and location etc, however “not less than once per year”. This is in accordance with Australian Standard Regulations AS 3666:1989 which stipulates specific maintenance tasks for air-handling system be inspected and cleaned as necessary.

Q. Why it is important to service your air conditioner?

There are several reasons why air con servicing is very important. 

The first one is that it ensures that your air conditioner functions at its peak especially when you want it most.

Regular servicing also improves the efficiency of your air conditioner. Experts warn that for every year of operation in which you do not service your air con, it loses 5% of its efficiency. After 3 years therefore, the efficiency of your air conditioner will have decreased by 15%. This adversely affects its performance.

Regular air con servicing also finds and addresses small problems that if left, could grow into much bigger problems that are more expensive to repair.

However, the encouraging news is that, with regular maintenance, you can actually recover a high percentage of the lost efficiency. According to research, regular air con servicing will give it 95% of its original efficiency. Thus, the amount of money that you use to service your unit can be recovered very quickly in terms of reduced monthly electricity bills and reduced costs of repair.

An air conditioner that is properly serviced also dehumidifies your home.

Q. How frequently should you service your air conditioner?

Heating and cooling professionals say that even if you do not suspect that your air conditioning unit has problems, you need to have it serviced and inspected at least once every year. This will ensure that it operates at maximum efficiency. It will be ready to cool the house in the months when you require it most.

As the air conditioning unit runs, it tends to accumulate dirt and dust in critical areas such as the air filters and the condensing coils. This can adversely affect its efficiency. The build-up of dirt and dust, if not checked, reduces your machine’s operating efficiency by 5 %. This means that that your air conditioner cannot cool the house as much as it should when clean.

Purify Air also wash the condenser of the air conditioner and this can save you a lot of headache as well as money in future. Although it is a simple thing, failing to wash your condenser could cause it to malfunction and even ruin it totally.

As a homeowner, the best thing you can do for your air conditioning unit is cleaning your filter. Ideally, you should clean the filters at least once every 90 days.

Domestic units need cleaning every 12 months, Commercial and Schools every 6 months if in constant use and Filters for all air con units cleaned every 3 months if in regular use.

Q. Dirty Air Conditioner Side Effects : Breathing Problems

If you suffer from a running nose, asthma, headaches, flu symptoms, coughing or itchy eyes, then Purify Air, Air Con Cleaning has a solution for you!

The number one issue with having an air conditioner blast cold (or hot) air into your home or work space is that they are often not cleaned as thoroughly as they should be. Not cleaning the filters can cause many different kinds of bacteria and fungi to accumulate.

Air conditioners can also be a breeding ground for black mould, due to the high amount of moisture that builds up from condensation that’s created with all the cool air that passes through.

All these micro-organisms living soundly in your air conditioner can potentially lead to respiratory problems.

A quick fix for this is to make sure your air conditioning unit is cleaned regularly and that the filter is also cleaned every 3 of months.

Q. Symptoms Of A 'Cold'

According to Oxford Journals, individuals who spend a lot of time in air-conditioned environments tend to need a high amount of health care services for symptoms of a cold.

In order to ensure that you’re not making weekly trips to the doctor, make sure all aspects of your room, car, and work space are cleaned thoroughly. That includes the carpets, curtains, and anything in your space that might cause dust to accumulate, especially the air conditioner

Q. Purify Air Top 5 signs that your air con unit needs a clean:

You have a high-energy bill. Help reduce your power costs! A clean air con is much more efficient thus using less energy.

There is weak air flow coming from your unit. If you have turned your unit on and notice that it isn’t very powerful, this could mean your fan needs a clean. The less air being circulated through the room, means the longer it takes to cool the room down, therefore using a lot more energy.

The air coming from your unit has a bad smell. If you can smell a musty odour coming from your unit when you turn it on, this means your unit has a build-up of dirt, mould and bacteria which circulates through the room each and every time you turn on your unit.

Your health is being affected. Clean air can help anyone who suffers from asthma, allergies, hay fever and ongoing sinus problems.

Your unit isn’t running as efficiently. Keeping your filters regularly cleaned helps greatly with the efficiency of the unit and reduces the amount of dirt getting into the air conditioner. This can reduce your energy costs while also benefitting your health.

Did you know: Regular cleaning of your air con unit can increase its life span saving you thousands of dollars in replacement costs.

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