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What does air conditioning servicing include?

August 21, 2023

Air conditioning systems should be regularly serviced to keep them running optimally all year round. Just like with a car or gas central heating, mechanical parts need to be checked for wear and tear and safety.  Did you know that by replacing a dirty or clogged filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner's energy consumption by up to 15%?

To ensure that your air conditioning keeps you safe and comfortable all year round, and keeps your energy bills low, air conditioning servicing is essential.

When should you call an engineer to service your air conditioning?

If you haven’t had a service within the last 12 months
If your system is taking longer than usual to reach set temperatures
If you see any signs of leaking from indoor or outdoor units
If you are receiving unexplained higher energy bills
If you see any dust or dark patches around your air conditioning louvres
If your system is not responding to your air conditioning controls
If your system is making unusual sounds such as vibrating, grinding, groaning

These are just a few of the most obvious signs of malfunction or potential breakdown, however many issues are hidden so it’s essential that all mechanical parts are checked, serviced or replaced by a qualified engineer as soon as possible, particularly if you have not had a service for some time.

What will your air conditioning service include?

Your air conditioning system has been working hard all year to keep you cool and warm when required. However, if you don’t take care of its working parts, you could start to see the warning signs of faults or even breakdown.

Our qualified engineers will put your mind at rest and help keep your bills low by carrying out a thorough mechanical and safety check that will include:

  • Checking all mechanical parts on indoor and outdoor units
  • Checking that the system has the correct levels of refrigerants
  • Identifying worn or wearing parts and replacing where required
  • Checking refrigerants are not leaking and that they are safely contained
  • Checking control thermostat and temperature settings
  • Checking all electrical components are safe and replaced where needed
  • Cleaning or replacing dirty or clogged filters, coils, drains and vents

Stay on the right side of the law

Strict new EU legislation surrounding legal refrigerants came into force on 1st January 2015 which meant that many refrigerants became illegal and had to be replaced due to the levels of harmful CO2 gases.  If your air conditioning system has not had a refrigerant check and/or replaced, then you could be risking a heavy fine.  In addition, government legislation states that any air conditioning system that has an output of more than 12 kW, must undergo a regular 3 yearly inspection or again, you risk a heavy fine.  A preventative maintenance plan will always ensure that your system is completely legal.

A preventative maintenance plan can also put your mind at ease all year round.  Find out more

Loop Air Conditioning carries out servicing of all types of air conditioning and ventilation equipment in both commercial and domestic properties. You can book your air conditioning system service with Loop Air Conditioning at any time - just drop us a line or call us and we will send you a FREE quotation.