5 Signs Your Air Conditioner Needs Cleaning
By Hydrokleen – the air conditioning cleaning experts.
Last updated 5 February 2024
If you could see what we see, you would have already cleaned it. If you knew what you were breathing in, you would have acted sooner! If you could see how much money you have been wasting on electricity, you would already be saving!
It is so important to get your air conditioner regularly cleaned and sanitised to support healthy and hygienic air in your home or work environment.
There are some common signs to be aware of which gives you warning that it’s time to hire a HydroKleen ACWWA Certified Wet Wash Specialist Technician.
Here are the 5 signs:
- The filter looks dirty, grey and dusty.
This build up of nasties stops your air conditioner from running as efficiently as it could, costing you money from higher electricity bills. Plus, a dirty filter spreads that dust and irritants throughout the air, which can be troublesome for those suffering from allergies.
- It’s not blowing as hot or cold as it used to.
It’s frustrating when you turn on your air conditioner and it just doesn’t do as good a job at heating or cooling the room as you’re used to. This is an obvious sign of an air conditioner struggling to work efficiently. If this is happening to you, it’s time for a HydroKleen.
- The unit is ‘huffing’, ‘wheezing’ or rattling.
Any unusual noise coming from your air conditioner should always be investigated. These noises tend to get worse if the problem isn’t resolved. A fan, bolt or panel may be loose, or the fan may have become unbalanced due to dust collecting on it. The coil fins may be full of mould and bacteria and need a clean out, and any other number of issues may have occurred that often a good clean and sanitise will resolve.
- The air from the air conditioner smells.
Air conditioners have a drain pan that can get clogged up, resulting in mould and mildew growing and releasing their familiar musty smell. Sometimes, this water, and dark space becomes tempting for small animals, such as lizards, which then get stuck and decompose, adding to the smelly situation.
- It has been over 12 months since it was last cleaned.
You may not notice any of the previous signs that should trigger a clean and sanitise, but let us assure you, if it’s been over 12 months since a clean, your air conditioner will be harbouring, dust, dirt and microbial pollutants that are harmful to your health.
To get your air conditioner back to functioning efficiently and effectively and you and your family breathing healthy, hygienic air, contact your local HydroKleen ACWWA Certified Wet Wash Specialist Technician.
Our specialist technicians use equipment that is solely designed to clean air conditioners and our cleaning agents have been approved by National Asthma Council Australia’s Sensitive Choice Program. We’re the only Air Conditioning Cleaning Partner in this program!
The HydroKleen team always have your health and safety in mind and practise COVID-19 Safety procedures and requirements.
We make a difference to peoples’ lives EVERYDAY right across Australia and the World, helping people Breathe Healthy Air™.
Hydrokleen is a Sensitive Choice approved partner who provide a comprehensive air conditioning/heat pump cleaning servicing Australia-wide.