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Having air con is a must in the sweltering summers of Cairns so it’s always a let-down when your unit breaks down.

Keeping your system in tip-top condition can save you both a headache and a lot of money. So if you are looking for residential air conditioning services in Cairns, Alpha Cool has you covered.

Why you should maintain your AC

Just like any electrical or mechanical device, air conditioners suffer degradation over time.

There are a few reasons why it is essential to service your AC, so let’s break them down here:

Extend the lifespan of your AC

Many people have a system installed, programmed and forget about it. They then act surprised when something goes wrong after a few years.

With regular servicing, you can effectively double the lifespan of the unit which will save you having to replace the whole thing every few years.

Keep your unit running at full efficiency

On average, an air conditioner will lose five per cent efficiency over the course of a year if it is not properly maintained.

As the unit loses efficiency, it will take more power and output for inadequate cooling.

A yearly check-up should keep your AC running at full capacity but if you are experiencing any loss of efficiency, call Alpha Cool – providers of the best residential air conditioning services in Cairns.

Save electricity and money

The power your air con uses accounts for a substantial part of your monthly electricity bill and an inefficient one could hike those numbers up by almost twenty-five per cent in some cases.

This is because it will need to draw more power as it tries to reach optimal capacity which it might not be able to do.

So not only will your system not keep you cool, but it will also burn a hole in your wallet.

Getting a regular service will save you money over the years and will ensure you won’t need to go through the costly experience of replacing the whole system after a few short years.

Keeping your air quality healthy

If you don’t maintain your air conditioner it will get clogged with dust and debris over time.

Worse still, the system can get a build-up of mould which can be hazardous to your health.

Regular service by a professional will find any harmful accumulations of fungus, dirt or grime and clean it out, keeping you and the unit healthy.

So now you are a bit more informed about why maintaining your AC is a good long-term strategy to keep you and your wallet in good shape.

Alpha Cool provides quality residential air conditioning services in Cairns, so give them a call on 1300 325 742 or visit www.alphacool.com.au today.

For more information on air conditioning, view our previous blog post here.