Air Conditioning Installation and Service

Because of the staggering number of options available on the market, choosing the right air conditioning unit for your home or work space can very quickly become a difficult task. Understanding the differences between the different varieties of machinery available on the market, the efficiency of these models and the cost savings that are available according to your choice is important to ensure that your purchase is the right one. Air conditioning units are a long-term investment and often require service and maintenance. Choosing the air conditioning framework that suits your needs can save a lot of headache in the future and knowing when to get your unit serviced will save you time and stress.

Residential VS Commercial

If you’re choosing a unit for your home domicile, you will, of course, have different priorities to someone selecting air conditioning for their office space. Maintaining perfect room temperature across the house all day may be less important than simply adjusting the temperature to cool or heat up the house depending on the temperature outside. Residential air conditioning customers need only to consider the one air conditioning control whereas office spaces must cater to employees operating in different rooms within their working space. The logistics of designing a one-unit-system for a residential property are different to a multi-unit-system for a commercial property. If you’re responsible for either a residential or commercial air conditioning purchase, chances are you’re thinking about energy use and cost, and your choice of air conditioning framework will play a large impact on whether you’re spending too much or, in fact, saving after buying your air conditioning unit.

All of these factors play an impact on the necessity for service work and maintenance of your air conditioning unit. The larger the framework and the more units included, the more it’s going to cost you per service callout. If it’s just one unit that’s out of action, servicing all your other units may seem like a waste of time, but doing this can help reduce stress later on when you realise that servicing your units early identified a problem that could have caused a major headache later on. Residential servicing is important in ensuring that your air conditioning temperature is actually what is reflected on the machine, that any leaks are identified and fixed, and that your machine’s electronic components are functioning properly. Cleaning out debris is also an important part of air con service.

Split System Maintenance

Split air conditioning systems are named as such due to the multi-faceted nature of the units. A split system air conditioning unit includes an outdoor air filter and an indoor air conditioning component that produces the air flow to cool or heat your room. It’s common for split system units to include an inverter function which reduces the energy needed to maintain optimum room temperature. The inverter constantly adjusts the temperature of the air to ensure that your room or rooms are kept at a perfect temperature. This feature makes inverted split air conditioning systems more energy-efficient than other air conditioning systems.

Split systems need constant maintenance to ensure that internal dust build-up doesn’t reach dangerous levels and that the quality of your air conditioning is pure. A standard split system service includes: cleaning of filters, flushing of drains, checking for leaks, cleaning of the indoor fan coil, cleaning of the outdoor fan coil, checking of all electrical connections and a full function test. Without regular service work, your air conditioning unit is likely to not function as desired and break down.

Split System Air Conditioning
Multi Split System Air Conditioning

Multi Split System Maintenance

A multi split system is essentially the same as a split system air conditioning framework, only it includes multiple indoor air conditioning components that cool separate areas of the house or workspace. A multi split system is most useful in larger spaces that include multiple rooms which need regulating.

Maintenance of a multi split system is equally if not more important than a regular split system due to the possibility of a problem in one indoor component affecting other components. Maintenance should be conducted regularly and it’s always worth having all of your units checked for peace of mind.

Ducted Air Conditioning Maintenance

Ducted systems are most common in commercial spaces that have infrastructural capability for ducting to be arrayed between rooms. Inverter ducted systems can achieve 30% more energy efficiency than standard ducting systems. A ducted system connects a central air conditioning unit, usually in the roof, into different zones across the property using ducting and vents. Maintaining different zones allows for air temperature control on a segmented level, and allows users to turn on or off different zones at any given time.

Maintaining a ducted air conditioning system is similar to a split system, and involves: Removal, cleaning and replacement of filters, checking gas range, flushing accessible drains, cleaning condenser coils, cleaning return air grills, cleaning diffusers, inspection and cleaning of blower wheels, checking of motors and bearings, checking operation of thermostat, inspection and test of controls and safety devices, checking temperatures and pressures, inspection of unit wiring, inspection of relays and contactors, checking system operation on heating and cooling. Servicing your unit is important for reducing costly repairs, increasing the lifespan of your unit and improving efficiency.

Ducted Air Conditioning