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Stay chilled this summer with a fresh, clean air conditioning system

February 17, 2021

With Spring (and the end of lockdown – yay!) just around the corner, now is the perfect time to prepare for a wonderful summer. We can open the windows, get out and about, and start looking forward to feeling brighter and more relaxed.

As workplaces begin to open up, air conditioning systems will need some attention. Systems will need a good clean and mechanical check in readiness for the warmer months, and to ensure that they are free from bacteria. A clean, optimised system can also save lower your air conditioner's energy consumption by up to 15%.

If you’re in any doubt as to whether you need to service your air conditioning, here are a some ‘red flags’ that indicate that you should book a service:

If you haven’t had a service within the last 12 months
If your air conditioning system has not been used to full capacity for over a month
If anyone has tested positive for coronavirus since using the building
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 important reasons or warning signs of potential malfunction or 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 are the benefits of servicing air conditioning systems?

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 and rest and help keep your energy 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 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 been 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.

You can book a Spring health check or full service with Loop Air Conditioning at any time - just drop us a line or call us and we will send you a FREE quotation.